When our client, domain investor, requested that we file a Response to a UDRP...
Of the 59 Panelists at the FORUM who heard contested cases from January 1,...
When our client, domain investor, requested that we file a Response to a UDRP on DownPat.com, he admittedly had only very recently acquired the domain name at auction. The Complainant had alleged that it had a trademark for “Down Pat” in Australia, so we had to look closely at the facts to see whether or […]
Of the 59 Panelists at the FORUM who heard contested cases from January 1, 2020, to June 30, 2020, only 29 of them denied the claims of the trademark holders. That is less than 50% of the Panelists, not including all of the 654 uncontested claims that resulted in transfers to the claimants. To make […]
This is a comprehensive review of every claim decided by the FORUM from January 1, 2020, to June 30, 2020. There were a total of 738 Decisions (as compared to 1,364 Decisions at WIPO), decided by 59 different Panelists (as compared to 105 at WIPO). Of those 738 Decisions, 654 (89%) were by Default where […]
A few days ago, we published for the first time, the WIPO Panelists who consistently render Decisions transferring the subject domain name to the Complainant. See http://neusnews.com/2020/07/first-semi-annua…po-report-part-i/. Now, as we report every 6 months, here are the Panelists who are more favorable to Respondent Domain Investors and deny Claims. We are only concerned with those Panelists […]
The vast majority of UDRP cases are heard by WIPO Panelists. As my regular readers know, every 6 months I have given a run-down of the Panelists who have been most favorable to domain investors. However, this time, I have performed a comprehensive review of every decision published by WIPO from January 1 to June […]
Last month we revealed the results of our initial research into the UDRP Decisions that seemed to always be determined in favor of the complainant Trademark Holder. This turns out to be a MYTH!! Here is an excerpt from that article: So the BIG QUESTION that remains is how many of the CONTESTED UDRP Claims […]
For a number of years, we have used this Blog to publish our UDRP Panelist Polls to determine which Panelists have been more favorable to Domain Investors and have denied Complaints on a consistent basis. However, we never looked at those other Panelists who consistently find for the complainant and require the domain name to […]
For a number of years, I have been listing the panelists at WIPO and the FORUM who have Denied Complaints by Trademark holders under the UDRP. This year, I decided to go one step further and list the “BAD” Panelists who seldom, if ever, deny complaints and consistently rule against the Domain Investor and require […]
Last week we published our annual TOP 10 LIST OF WIPO PANELISTS. This week we traditionally publish our Top 10 List of FORUM Panelists, but Panelists who deny complaints are few and far between. Also, for the second year in a row, there were only 8 Panelists who denied 3 or more complaints in the […]
As a public service for domain investors, every 6 months we report which WIPO panelists have denied more Complaints and thus have allowed domain investors to maintain their domains in which, more often than not, heavy investments have paid dividends. Though fewer panelists (67) have denied complaints in 2019 than in 2018, (73), 14 of […]