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 with a few exceptions, it continues to show a rather lackluster performance when it comes to being “fair and balanced” between Trademark holders that pay their fees and Domain Investors who find themselves having to defend a spurious UDRP Action. However, the GOOD news is that the vast majority of claims that are being filed are at WIPO. Also, there were only 8 Panelists who denied 3 or more complaints in the last 6 months. Kudos to DEBRETT LYONS who denied 6 complaints and found one Reverse Domain Name Hijacking in this period.
TOP 8 PANELISTS FOR LAST 6 MONTHS
2. JOHN UPCHURCH – (5 Decisions)
3. KENNETH PORT – (4 Decisions)
3. DAVID SORKIN – (4 Decisions)
5. JEFFREY SAMUELS – (3 Decisions – 1 URS)
5. DAVID EINHORN – (3 Decisions – 1 RDNH)
5. DARRYL WILSON – (3 Decisions)
5. TERRY PEPPARD – (3 Decisions)
Total of 32 different Panelists denied claims in the past 6 months, down from 39 in the previous 6 and 12 months.
TOP 10 PANELISTS FOR THE 12 MONTHS ENDED 12/31/18
The TOP 10 ALL TIME PANELISTS
Followed by Diane Cabell (31), Alan Limbury (29) and Richard Hill (26).
If there is a panelist who you believe has been exceptionally fair or exceptionally UNfair, please send us an email at Howard@NeuLaw.com and we will be happy to publish your comments.
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