UDRP filings at WIPO crossed the 3,000 threshold for the first time last year.
3,036 Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) cases were filed with WIPO in 2016, a record.
This record is only as it pertains to disputes filed with WIPO and does not represent total UDRP filings across all UDRP hearings.
The 3,036 cases represent a 10% increase over the prior year. New top level domain names represented 16% of cases.
In terms of the total domains at issue, .com names represented 67% of disputes. It was followed by .xyz, .net .top and .org.
Philip Morris filed the most cases (67) at WIPO last year.
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