ipprotheinternet.com, in its latest issue chats about UDRP shopping, inconsistent decisions which are bound to occur since none of the providers require uniformity and the coming URS.
The article quotes a lot of familiar UDRP attorney’s including Zak Muscovitch, Brett Lewis, Howard Neu, and Eli Pearlman,
The article also quotes Kristine Dorrain, director of internet and IP services at NAF a UDRP provider.
Forum shopping is going to become more of an issue, as their are now four providers and the fee structures for each provider are different.
“CAC has the lowest fee, at $500; WIPO’s fee for the same type of decision is three times as high, at $1500, while NAF charges between $1300 and $1450, and ADNDR charges between $700 and $900. The newest provider the ACDR plans on charging the same price listed by the World Intellectual Property Organization.
Its always worrisome for domain holders that since the business of the providers come from the complainants who choose which service to use and they are more likely to pick the provider which has a track record of awarding more domains to the complaints.
Anyway its a very interesting read and this story begins on page 9 pf the pdf