WIPO Responds to Significant Cybersquatting Activity In 2005

By CircleID Reporter

In a report released today, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has announced a 20% increase in the number of cybersquatting (abusive registration of trademarks as domain names) cases filed in 2005 as compared to 2004. The report further indicates that "in 2005, a total of 1,456 cybersquatting cases were filed with WIPO's Arbitration and Mediation Center. This increase represents the highest number of cybersquatting cases handled by the WIPO Center since 2001."

Listed below are a number of additional facts and figures reported by WIPO for 2005:

To read the full report click here.

By CircleID Reporter

Related topics: Cybercrime, Domain Management, DNS, Domain Names, Law, New TLDs, UDRP


Re: WIPO Responds to Significant Cybersquatting Activity In 2005 Ronaldo Cardonetti  –  Feb 02, 2006 9:52 AM PST


Brazil is going to the same situation with ccTDL .br when it comes to domain dispute.

The governor of São Paulo (the third largest city in the world) has some issues with his name being used to promote his wrong doings in Brazil.