The two largest providers for UDRP claims are WIPO and the FORUM. However, while WIPO published 2,050 decisions in the last 6 months, FORUM only had 697, of which 620 (89%) were uncontested. Of the 77 contested cases, only 29 (38%) were Denied. Interestingly, however, this is almost the same percentage of Denials that were at WIPO where 322 contested cases resulted in 118 Denials (37%). While FORUM only used 45 different Panelists for its cases, WIPO had 120 Panelists decide contested cases. So the bottom line appears to be that no matter whether a Complaint is filed at WIPO or the FORUM, the chances of having the Complaint Denied are just about the same.
Though they are few and far between, here are the top Panelists who denied claims for the 6 months ended June 30, 2021, the 12 months ended June 30, 2021 and the all time top Panelists.
TOP PANELISTS FOR THE 6 MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2021
TOP PANELISTS FOR THE 12 MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2021
TOP ALL-TIME FORUM PANELISTS
I hope that this information will assist you when faced with a UDRP. Keep in mind, that every case stands on its own, but previous decisions as well as inclinations of the individual panelists certainly play a part in getting a good decision (or a bad one).
Howard Neu, Esq.
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