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Announcement on the Change of Time Limit for Filing Counter Notification in Intellectual Property Right Infringement

 

 

Effective from January 20, 2022

 

Dear Alibaba.com members,

 

In order to effectively control the risk of intellectual property infringement and to efficiently handle intellectual property infringement dispute, we will adjust the relevant rules as needed in accordance with the situation. The platform will now adjust the time limits for filing counter notifications in response to complaints related to intellectual property rights. The specific adjustment are as follows:

 

Original Rules

Every respondent has 3 chances to submit a counter notification in response to a complaint and the time limits to do so are as follows:

  1. 3 business days upon receipt of the complaint for the first counter notification.
  2. 30 business days upon receipt of the complaint for the second and the third counter notification.

Remarks: Failure to submit a counter notification within the above prescribed time limits will be considered as forfeiting your rights to submit a counter notification.

 

 

New Rules:

Every respondent has 3 chances to submit a counter notification in response to a complaint and the time limits to do so are as follows:

  1. 3 business days upon receipt of the complaint for the first counter notification.
  2. 7 business days upon receipt of the complaint for the second and the third counter notification.

Remarks: Failure to submit a counter notification within the above prescribed time limits will be considered as forfeiting your rights to submit a counter notification.

 

The new rules will be published on January 13, 2022. If members have any concern on the changes, please contact us before the effective date.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Thank you for your understanding and continuous support.

 

Alibaba.com

 

January 10,2022

 

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