If you think that your Domain Name could be in dispute any time in future,
you need to join VLAS community which could provide the first line of defence
against any unreasonable claim against your Domain name.
To Join the Community you need to follow the following two steps.
Step 1: Make payment of Rs 1000/- through
Payment Center for each of your domain you would like to register for the
service. (It is immaterial how many look alike sites are finally brought into
the list), ensuring that your name and the name of the domain is mentioned in
the particulars of payment along with the words "Request for VLAS.
Step 2 : Send an
e-mail to VLAS Center
Indicate in the
e-mail, the name of the domain, your name and the payment reference.
When you receeve the html code from the service manager, incorporate it on the
home page of the site. Upload the required html/gif file to your web folder.
In view of the increasing use of the Pop up box filters, the
code will consist of both a pop up window code which is the recommended way of
pushing the information to the visitor and an image file. Both are recommended
for incorporation on the website. The image should ideally be placed prominently
so that the visitor may not miss it.
Your service will now be up and ready.
If you have any specific sites to be added to the list, you can use the "Suggest
Site" form to include them.
If you have more than one site to register, you can use separate registration
VLAS manager will periodically update the list through a comprehensive
pre-programmed search and information collection process.
[Visit the FAQ page for more details or contact
the VLAS manager for additional information.]
As a result of this service, every member will have a " Third Party
Maintained Disclaimer Service" that proclaims that the owner has no intention
to pass off the site as that of the Trade Mark owner's. It would therefore
be a strong defense against any charge of "Bad Faith".
If however, any visitor to the member site observes that any other look
alike site needs to be added to the list, a suitable provision would be
available for such addition on request. In case the visitor would like
to pursue his legal rights, an alternative dispute resolution mechanism
through an arbitration center would also be provided.
After exhausting the remedies of getting a disputed look alike site
added to the list, and arbitration, if the parties want to take the dispute
for resolution to a Court of Law, they would be free to do so.
Thus, while the service does not infringe on the existing legal rights
of any trade mark owner, it provides a means by which two URL owners can
agree to co-exist peacefully with the confidence that neither of them is
unduly taking advantage of the superior "Brand Image" of one of the persons.
This service is a first of its kind service and is intended to be of
benefit to the Community. The service does not however encourage its use
for any site owner trying to pass off his offerings as that of a Registered
trade Mark owner by virtue of the "Look and Feel" or other representations
on the web site.
the Service Visit make the payment here