This is our semi-annual blog on the best panelists at WIPO for Respondents. We believe that this is a useful tool for those Respondents to a UDRP claim who wish to have a 3 person panel, as it provides a guideline as to those panelists who have denied claims and have found for Reverse Domain Name Hijacking or abuse of process by the Complainant.
In our last 2 reports, ADAM TAYLOR led the field in denying claims, but he has dropped to 8th in the 6 months ended June 30th, 2018. JOHN SWINSON is now the leader as can be seen by the poll below.
I would also like to acknowledge those Domain Defense Attorneys who have succeeded in representing their clients at WIPO. ZAK MUSCOVITCH (3 wins), and JOHN BERRYHILL, GERALD LEVINE and JASON SCHAEFFER (2 wins each) in the last 6 months.
Respondents will also be happy to note that 63 separate and different Panelists have denied Claims in favor of Domain Investors. Of the 63 Panelists, 21 have found Complainants guilty of RDNH. This number is down from 25 in the last 6 months of 2017 as well as 22 in the last 6 months of 2016. But the total number of RDNH decisions from individual panelists is up to 27.
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. There have been a few changes from previous lists, so we provide the previous standings in (parentheses).
THE WIPO TOP 10 PANELISTS FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS OF 2018
THE WIPO TOP 10 PANELISTS FOR THE PAST 12 MONTHS
TOP 10 ALL-TIME WIPO PANELISTS
See also Brigette Joppich with 33 Decisions and William Towns with 30 Decisions
If you wish to obtain information on any of the other Panelists, send us an email at Howard@NeuLaw.com.
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