30 Aug '12, 6pm

UDRP cybersquatting complaints increase in first half of 2012

Two largest UDRP services saw increased activity in first half of the year. The number of cybersquatting complaints filed in the first half of 2012 was up 9% compared to the first half of 2011. That’s according to data provided by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and National Arbitration Forum (NAF), the two largest arbitration services for the uniform domain name dispute resolution policy (UDRP). WIPO received 1,764 cases in the first half of this year, compared to 1,584 last year. That’s an 11% jump. NAF received 1,150 cases, up from 1,087 last year. That’s 6%, and a 9% increase when you put both together. Despite some news reports to the contrary, combined UDRP cases at the top two providers actually fell slightly in 2011 to 2010. WIPO saw an increase but it was more than cancelled out by a decrease in cases at NAF last year. Although the number of cases ...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2012/08/30/udrp-cybersquatting-...

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