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WIPO Reports Decrease in Cybersquatting Complains But Warns of TLD Expansion

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the recipient of over 50% of domain name disputes world wide, reports that the total number of complaints filed under Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) in 2009 decreased by 9.5% as compared to the previous year. However, the organization also said that the complaints filed in 2009 covered the highest number of individual domain names in a given year as compared to combined filings. "To address concerns about preventing intellectual property rights infringers online, WIPO proposed a 'pre-delegation' procedure so that trademark owners can seek to protect their rights before ICANN approves a new domain," Catherine Saez and William New of the Intellectual Property Watch report.

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Related topics: Cybersquatting, Domain Names, ICANN, Law, Top-Level Domains

 
   
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Spin spin spin Antony Van Couvering  –  Mar 22, 2010 5:28 PM PDT

Actually cybersquatting decreased last year too, only WIPO spun it to make it seem like an increase.  See my article at http://www.mindsandmachines.com/2009/03/wipo-cybersquatting-report-ignores-real-udrp-trends/.  Now, when even in absolute terms cybersquatting is on the decrease, they are sending out press releases to spread fear, uncertainty and doubt about new gTLDs. 

Luckily, we did some research on that too.  New gTLDs are not where cybersquatting occurs.  http://www.mindsandmachines.com/2010/02/what-cost-new-gtld-trademark-infringements-to-brands/

Shame on WIPO, they have simply stopped being credible. ICANN should stop considering them as a neutral party.  They are not.

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