In 2018, a record of 3,447 cases have been filed by the trademark owners under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) with WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation Center. the number of domains involved was only the third highest, of the 5,665 domains involved, 5022 were gTLDs and 633 were ccTLDs. In 2019, the number of cases is expected to rise again due to the GDPR regulations.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) are the methods of resolving a dispute between parties other than through traditional courts. ADR includes early neutral evaluation, negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and online dispute resolution (ODR).
Jurisdiction is the authority of the court and state organs to decide on legal cases. The relationship between jurisdiction and the Internet has been ambiguous, since jurisdiction rests predominantly on the geographical division of the globe into national territories. Each state has the sovereign right to exercise jurisdiction over its territory.