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The Broken Record: Domain Name Disputes

Posted March 24th, 2009


By Doug Isenberg
The GigaLaw Firm

For the second consecutive year, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has ANNOUNCED a record level of activity relating to domain name disputes, with 2,329 complaints being filed in 2008 under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).  The figure represents an eight percent increase over the previous record year in 2007.

(The National Arbitration Forum (NAF) REPORTED that a total of 1,770 cases were filed in its domain name dispute resolution program in 2008, but NAF does not indicate whether its caseload was busier than past years, and NAF statistics are not readily available.)

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