Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Domain Arbitration Cases Increase Slightly In 2012
Domain arbitration increase slightly in 2012 but trail the growth in domain name registrations - National Arbitration Forum (NAF) has released its official numbers for 2012 UDRP cases. Combined with World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) results, the number of UDRP cases filed last year appears to have edged up slightly. NAF reported a total of 2,060 cases for 2012 last year, which was 22 fewer than in 2011. WIPO earlier reported 2,884 cases, up from 2,764 in 2011. Between the two biggest UDRP providers, that’s a 2% increase from 2011 to 2012. This doesn’t include results from Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre and Czech Arbitration Court, but neither of those groups receive a substantial number of cases. Meanwhile, the total number of domain names registered increased by nearly 12% in 2012.