WASHINGTON, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Steve Levy, Counsel for FairWinds Partners, the leading digital name strategy analysis and advisory firm, recently marked his 100th successful Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) decision in favor of a FairWinds client. These UDRP decisions are part of FairWinds' string of unbroken successes in recovering domain names via UDRP arbitration, and are just one facet of the company's Domain Name Reclaim Services offerings, which provide clients with a cost effective means of enforcing their brands online and recovering infringing domains.
In response to receiving his 100th successful decision, Levy noted, "I have focused on the practice of intellectual property law for all 22 years of my career, both as in-house and as outside counsel, and I'm very excited with my latest work in the evolving world of domain name enforcement. As the domain name space is poised to open up to potentially thousands of new gTLDs, I look forward to continuing to help trademark owners protect their online reputations and expect to continue to achieve this caliber of UDRP success in the coming years."
Levy's milestone occurred shortly after the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), one of the world's largest ICANN-approved domain dispute resolution service providers, announced that cybersquatting cases are at an all-time high, with trademark owners filing UDRP complaints over more than 4,000 domain names with WIPO's arbitration center in 2011 alone.
FairWinds' Reclaim Services team specializes in providing clients with reliable and cost effective means of prioritizing infringing domain names, and recovering them in order to optimize clients' digital presence and drive traffic to their legitimate websites. The team accomplishes this by utilizing tools such as UDRP and ccTLD arbitration, cease and desist letters, tactical negotiation, and anonymous acquisition.
"Brands are losing valuable impressions as a result of cybersquatting, and with thousands of infringements, they often don't realize that the majority of their losses can be traced back to just a few key domains," said Phil Lodico, FairWinds Managing Partner. "Steve and the FairWinds Reclaim team help brands identify and recover those key domain names."
"We're very proud of Steve and the Reclaim team's efforts," FairWinds Managing Partner, Josh Bourne, asserted. "We're also very confident in our ability to consistently deliver these results to our clients. What makes our approach so successful is that we understand when to use UDRP arbitration to recover a domain name, and when to rely on a different tactic. This strategic approach allows us to achieve results for our clients while keeping their costs down."
FairWinds specializes in helping global brands optimize and promote their web presence through the development and implementation of tailored domain name strategies. If you are interested in learning more about FairWinds' services, please contact us for more information.