If the holder of a protected name and trademark maintains that the registration of a domain name has violated his or her rights, the holder must take initiative to demand that the domain name is revoked. FICORA is not responsible for post-monitoring of the holders' rights of trademark. The lawfulness of domain name registrations is estimated only after the revocation claim becomes pending.
The party registering the domain name is responsible for the lawfulness of its registration. Otherwise, FICORA monitors the compliance with the Domain Name Act. If necessary, the authority will take initiative to request clarifications from domain name holders.
Things to take into consideration before making a revocation claim:
The holder of the protected name or trademark only can request for the revocation of a domain name.
Check whether you have registered your name or trademark prior to domain name registration. The Domain Name Act protects such names and trademarks only which have been registered before the application for the domain name has been submitted. According to the time priority rule, the protection time of registered names and trademarks begins when the registration application has become pending, and no changes have been made to it later.
If you intend to plead to an established name or trademark in your revocation claim, acquaint yourself with the subject at the Protected name or trademark section.
The revocation claim must be made in writing. Submit the claim in Finnish or Swedish to FICORA by e-mail to peruutusvaatimus.domain(at)ficora.fi.