Cybersquatting complaints against .com names are reducing

.COM registrations are at an all-time high. Yet the fact remains: Overall, .COM domains feature in UDRPs less and less. That wasn’t the headline of WIPO’s March article. Instead, their press release bore the provocative title, “Cybersquatting Cases Up in 2015, Driven by New gTLDs”. WIPO – for those just joining the party – stands for the World Intellectual Property Organization. …

Cybersquatting cases are on the rise triggered by New gTLDs says WIPO

According to the latest report from The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), trademark owners filed 2,754 cases under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) with the agency in 2015 — an increase of 4.6 % over the previous year. The cybersquatting disputes related to new gTLDs accounted for 10.5% of UDRP caseload in …

ICANN Legal Rights Objections: What’s Past Is Prologue

As of today, panelists at the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Arbitration and Mediation Center have decided 12 trademark-based legal rights objections to a proposed top-level domain under the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ new gTLD initiative. They rejected every one, almost categorically so.   With 53 legal rights objections remaining to be decided, …