Last week we published our semi-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. The second good news is that the FORUM panelists have found a record number (for the FORUM at any rate) of claimants guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking.
I would also like to acknowledge that Zak Muscovitch and Jason Schaeffer had two wins each the last 6 months – so KUDOS to ZAK and JASON. It is also interesting to note that once again, the Hon. Neil Brown leads the pack of panelists in denying claims during the past 6 months. Here are the three lists:
TOP 10 PANELISTS FOR LAST 6 MONTHS – [Previous standings in parentheses]
Total of 39 different Panelists denied claims in the past 6 months, up from 35 in the previous 6 and 12 months.
TOP 10 PANELISTS FOR THE 12 MONTHS ENDED 6/30/18
The TOP 10 ALL TIME PANELISTS
Not quite making the TOP 10 are ALAN LIMBURY – 27, TERRY PEPPARD – 28, RICHARD HILL – 25.
If you wish to obtain information on any of the other Panelists, send us an email at Howard@neuLaw.com.
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