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.