You can challenge the registration of a .eu domain name via .eu’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) procedure or in a regular court.
What is an ADR procedure?
ADR is the alternative way to settle disputes about .eu domain names. Most people choose to settle their disputes via ADR because it is generally faster and more convenient than a regular court proceeding.
Are overseen by the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC), an independent body in Prague, the Czech Republic
Are conducted online and by email, so you will not need to travel
Are resolved by independent panellists, not judges. The panellists are often intellectual property experts
Are usually held in the language of the domain name holder (as shown in the WHOIS) unless agreed otherwise. As a complainant, you can request a change to another official EU language (except for Gaelic and Maltese, which the CAC does not support). This request may be granted at the panellists' discretion, but certain fees may apply.
Take four months to resolve on average.
The ADR procedure is outlined on the official ADR website, eu.adr.eu.
In the following video, EURid Legal Manager Geo Van Langenhove and CAC Member of the Board and ADR.eu Supervisor Petr Hostas discuss the .eu ADR procedure and how to protect your .eu brand online.