UDRP 101 For Single Domain Disputes

UDRP Calendar

Day 1:   COMPLAINT FILED

Day 20: RESPONSE DUE

Day 25: COMPLAINANT’S ADDITIONAL SUBMISSION (optional)

DAY 30: RESPONDENT’S REPLY (optional)

DAY 35: PANEL APPOINTED

DAY 49: PANEL DECISION

DAY 52: COMMUNICATION TO PARTIES

DAY 62: DOMAIN NAME TRANSFERRED IF COMPLAINANT SUCCESSFUL

Principal Arbitration Providers

  • National Arbitration Forum (NAF)
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • Account for 97% of UDRP Complaints.

Fees

National Arbitration Forum (NAF)

  • Single: $1,300-$1,700*
  • 3-Member Panel: $2,600-$3,000*

*$400 Fee for Additional Submission

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

  • Single: $1,500
  • 3-Member: $4,000

Volume (2010/2011)

NAF

  • 2010 – 2,177
  • 2011 – 2,082

WIPO

  • 2010 – 2,696
  • 2011 – 2,764

General Success Rates (all providers)

2012:

Domains Transferred – 2411

Domains Cancelled – 66

Claim Denied – 327

Split Decision – 3

Source: DomainSkate