The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) reports that cybersquatting claims grew by almost 5% last year. Trademark owners filed 2,754 cases under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) during 2015 — an increase of 4.6% over 2014.
Nearly 14% of UDRPs involved top-level domains (ccTLDs), while more than 10% involved new gTLDs. The United States filed the most cases (847), followed by France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland.
Industry-wise, the top market sectors represented were fashion (10%), banking and finance (9%), and Internet and IT (9%).