UDRP Statistics 2012: One Year Of « French Touch »

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Keep Alert has compiled some exclusive statistics on the UDRP procedures (Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy) processed by the WIPO in 2012 filed by French complainants.

UDRP Statistics 2012 : One year of UDRP filed by French complainants

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In 2012, French Complainants obtained 245 UDRP decisions, which represented 11% of all UDRPs filed in 2012.

Success rate:
  • French complainants success rate in 2012 was 96%
  • the overall success rate in 2012 was 91%
Outcome of the UDRP decisions:
  • 84% of domain names were transferred to the Complainants
  • 16% of domain names were deleted
Types of infringements:
  • 71% of domain names contained the Complainant’s trademark
  • 21% of domain names were identical to the Complainant’s trademark
  • 8% of domain names were visually or phonetically close to the Complainant’s trademark
Frequently appended words to domain names:
  • 11 times: BAG, HOTEL and ONLINE
  • 9 times: SHOP
  • 4 times: OUTLET, PARIS and SALE
  • 3 times: BIJOU, BUY, CATALOGUE, CHEAP, CN, REPLICA, SERVICE, WALLET and WATCH
Use of the domain names before the complaint was filed:
  • 38,5% of domains resolved to a parking page
  • 25,5 of domains resolved to active websites
  • 17,4% of domains resolved to websites offering counterfeit items
  • 3,5% of domains redirected to other websites
  • 3% of domains were used for phishing, pornsquatting, waiting page…
Use of the domain names after the UDRP decision:
  • 47% of domains resolve to a waiting page
  • 25% of domains do not resolve (no website)
  • 23,5 of domains redirect to the Complainants’ websites
  • 2,5 of domains resolve to a parking page
  • 2% of domains resolve to some harmful content
Defendant’s countries of origin:
  • China: 25%
  • United States: 15%
  • France: 12%
  • Australia: 10%
  • Russia: 3%
Defendant’s replies to the UDRP complaints:
  • 82,5% of defendants did not reply
  • 17,5% of defendants replied
Most active French companies:
  1. Accor [39 complaints]
  2. Michelin [18 complaints]
  3. Goyard St. Honoré [15 complaints]
  4. L’Oréal [13 complaints]
  5. Sanofi [10 complaints]
  6. Auchan [6 complaints]
  7. Barrisol [6 complaints]
  8. Hermès [6 complaints]
  9. Isabel Marant [6 complaints]
  10. Remy Martin [6 complaints]
Most active French representatives:
  1. Dreyfus & Associés [84 complaints]
  2. Cabinet Granger [15 complaints]
  3. Inlex [15 complaints]
  4. Meyer & Partenaires [14 complaints]
  5. Nameshield [13 complaints]
  6. FIDAL [9 complaints]
  7. Cabinet Santarelli [6 complaints]
  8. Cabinet Vittoz [6 complaints]
  9. Selarl Marchais & Associés [5 complaints]
  10. Darkanian & Pfirsch [4 complaints]

 

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