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.
We also would like to highlight domain Defense Attorneys who have succeeded in getting WIPO panels to deny claims and often obtain Reverse Domain Name Highjacking decisions. In the last 6 months, both ZAC MUSCOVITCH and ESQWIRE LAW ( ARI GOLDBERGER and JASON SCHAEFFER) have 4 favorable decisions each, JOHN BERRYHILL has 3 decisions and I (HOWARD NEU) have 1 decision.
70 different Panelists denied one or more claims in the last 6 months. 24 Panelists found Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH). Our analysis consists of 3 lists that we have compiled for your use. The first list is the TOP 10 Panelists for the past 6 months. The second list is the TOP Panelists for the past 12 months. The third list is the TOP 10 ALL TIME PANELISTS at WIPO.
THE WIPO TOP 10 PANELISTS FOR THE LAST 6 MONTHS
JONATHAN AGMON, TONY WILLOUGHBY, ANDREW LOTHIAN, WILSON JABUR (2 Decisions, 1 RDNH)
MARTIN SCHWIMMER, NICHOLAS WESTON, JOSEPH SIMONE, ALISTAIR PAYNE, CHARLES GIELEN, RICHARD LYON, TOBIAS ZUBERBUHLER, CLIVE THOME, GABRIELA KENNEDY, MARILENA COMANESCU and THEDA KONIG HOROWICZ all had 1 RDNH.
THE WIPO TOP 10 PANELISTS FOR THE 12 MONTHS ENDED 6/30/2019
TOP 10 ALL-TIME WIPO PANELISTS
Not quite making the TOP 10 are W. SCOTT BLACKMER – 35, BRIGETTE JOPPICH – 33, ADAM TAYLOR – 32, WILLIAM TOWNS – 31, NICK GARDNER – 29.
If you have a preference for a Panelist who you believe is exceptionally fair and knowledgeable, or, on the contrary, a Panelist who doesn’t have a clue, please let us know and we will publish those preferences here. Just email us at Howard@NeuLaw.com.
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