The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), which thought its Arbitration and Mediation Centre is one of the service providers accredited by the ICANN to manage the UDRP, in March released data showing that disputes concerning gTLDs are on the rise and the proportion relating to new gTLDs is growing: 2,754 cases were brought under the UDRP in 2015, an increase of 4.6% over the previous year; disputes relating to new gTLDs accounted for 10.5% of WIPO’s UDRP caseload (considering the cases already received in 2016, cases related to new gTLD represents the 15% of the total).

 

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