The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) released it annual report yesterday for 2014 and Year to Date numbers through September 2015 for cases it decided under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”)
Cases filed ins 2014 were up only 2% from 2013, with 2,634 cases being lodged by trademarks owners claiming abuse of their mark.
Country-code top-level domains (ccTLDs) – accounted for 13% of all filings in 2014 with 71 national domain registries now designating this WIPO service.
As of 30 September 2015, 14% of WIPO’s 2015 cases are new gTLD’s
Between January 1 and September 30th, 2015, the number of UDRP cases is up 3.9% with 2,015 UDRP cases were filed, against 1,940 UDRP being filed in the same 9 month time frame in 2014.
Of course that numbers do not include cases filed under the Uniform Rapid Suspension Policy (URS) since those are only being handled by a competitor to WIPO the National Arbitration Forum which also handles UDRP cases.
It would be interesting to see a trend of UDRPs for .COM only.
The amount of new extensions in UDRP is clearly disproportionate in view of their lower registration numbers but who is surprised ?
Have to admit. I would have never predicted the GTLDs to bomb like this.
Is this possibly due to the weak economy in Europe, and particularly Russia?
The big winners have been the registries that earned payouts for “losing” or “conceding” auctions.
Danny Pryor says
What do we know about the number of UDRP filings that are ruled in favor of the complainant versus the respondent, and how has that trend changed in the past couple of years? That would be quite interesting to see.
Michael Berkens says
Danny They did not publish those stats but it seems the Complainant is still winning 85%-90% of the complaints which based on what I see is about right.
Its the bade decisions either way that we point out
there was another post where some stats were post. Can you find it MHB?
Ray Redican says
I got sued by Benetton sP.a out of Italy along with Rollerblade USA not sued but WIPO’d I paid the money for three total Judges panelists because I do not trust people and three people must have heard of rollerblading and it was a slam dunk but went with the three total and killed that company that sounds like a utensil for cutting pizza.
I need an attorney to go after RDNH (attempted) I have over $20 k in attorney bills and I have a plethora of charges I can claim including Sherman Antiturst? goto wipo.int search rollerblading.com Ray Redican D2000-0427