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New gTLDs Made up 16 Percent of the 2016 Cases at WIPO

Posted on the 20 October 2017 by Worldwide @thedomains published an article on the WIPO annual report. In that article William New broke down some statistics related to domain disputes. 2016 showed an increase of 10% in domain cases.

From the article:

In 2016, the total number of WIPO cybersquatting cases rose 10 percent, with a record 3,036 cases brought by trademark owners, involving 109 countries. The top three sectors for complaints were finance (12 percent), fashion (9 percent), and heavy industry and machinery (9 percent). Panellists were quite diverse: 305 panellists from 47 countries, with 15 different languages.

New gtlds got a mention with New writing:

The wealth of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) that were launched in recent years “now figure regularly” in Uniform Dispute Resolution (UDRP) cases, the report said. Some 1,200 of the expected 1,400 new gTLDs now operational, these domains made up some 16 percent of the 2016 cases at WIPO.

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