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2016 Could Be a Record Year for Domain Disputes at the WIPO

Posted on the 29 September 2016 by Worldwide @thedomains

Doug Isenberg, Attorney & Founder of The GigaLaw Firm published an article today on Circle ID with regard to UDRP disputes at the WIPO. Doug noted,”WIPO statistics do not represent all of the complaints filed under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) (since there are four other service providers), but WIPO traditionally has been the most popular provider and, in any event, is the only provider that publishes real-time data on case filings.”

It looks like 2016 is on it’s way to being a record year for domain disputes at the WIPO.

Takeaways from the article which is certainly worth a read in its entirety.

  • .com domain names remain the most frequently disputed, accounting for about 58% of all disputed domain names in WIPO proceedings this year.
  • employee scams being at the heart of some infringing domain names.
  • new gtlds have provided new opportunities for cybersquatters.

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