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NAF - The Arbitration Body That Can Save You Bulks of Money and Time

Maria Mitsova
February 22, 2007

Earlier this week the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) announced that in 2006 it handled 1,658 Internet trademark disputes, which was a 21% increase in their domain name disputes resolutions over 2005. This made 2006 the largest filing year since the introduction of the NAF domain name dispute program.

Since 1999, the National Arbitration Forum has been an ICANN approved provider of the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) with more than 7,600 Internet domain name disputes resolved.

The Forum now handles trademarks disputes over domain names across the globe. The cases filed involve .com, .org, .net, .biz, .info, .name, .pro and .mobi domain names, several country code top level domain names and internationalized domain names.

The National Arbitration Forum is an independent provider of alternative dispute resolution services with a panel of 150 intellectual property experts providing services in all the 50 United States, US territories and 35 foreign countries. By turning to its services, one has a chance to avoid the lengthy and more expensive court procedures.

If you happen to be a complainant or a respondent in a domain name dispute and decide to turn to the Forum, then you will have an efficient, simple, and inexpensive dispute resolution process. The process is similar to a simple court proceeding. You enjoy the same opportunity to have your dispute heard by an impartial third party (or panel), just as you would in court.

To get acquainted to the latest domain name resolution disputes, you can visit the Domain News service of the National Arbitration Forum.

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