The Internet Commerce Association (ICA) has published a document making a series of recommended reforms for the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). The statement takes aim at the management of the process by current providers, as well as the conduct of some panellists – arguing that the emphasis on recruiting from the trademark bar is leading to imbalance in the system. In response, a WIPO spokesperson characterised this focus on the UDRP as “remarkable”, adding that it “betrays a clear misunderstanding of the actual mechanics of impartial and efficient ADR case management”.

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