Increase in domain name cases and WIPO ADR clauses – WIPO

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has reported an increase in 2015 in the number of domain name-related cases received by WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation Centre, and Alternative Dispute Resolution clauses integrated in intellectual property transactions. The Director General’s Annual Report for 2015 was presented during the 55th Assembly of WIPO Member States, which took place on 5-14 October. The WIPO Proposed Program and Budget for the 2016/17 Biennium foresees a further increase in the use of ADR services and clauses in IP transactions.