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    Re: UDRP Injustices, contributed to by the NAF its
    by Anonymous on Saturday May 26 2001, @02:51AM (#668)
    While I do not have a problem with how the NAF has been deciding cases, I do think that if a case is settled or dropped before a panel decision, that the parties should get most if not 100% of their money back from the dispute provider.

    Several cases I have been involved with through WIPO were settled before going to a panel, and I was able to get almost all the money back. Say what you want about WIPO & their decisions, but I think funds are generally returned to the parties if a case is settled early.

    The NAF has been making a big push lately, becoming an alternative to WIPO. For the most part this is good. The NAF should fix their rules about returning fees. Complaints will still be filed, in fact, more cases might be filed with them if fees were returned in the case of a settlement.

    Maybe the CPR arbitration group should consider something like this to get more than the 20+ cases it has taken compared with several thousand to WIPO & NAF. Does eResolution return fees in the event of a settlement or case termination?

    One more note- Tobacco is so clearly a generic term that the complainants in this case should be admonished for making genuine trademark holders look bad for filing UDRP complaints. Not every complaint filed is an attempt at reverse domain name hijacking. But Tobacco.com? Give me a break. Leave the guy alone, and register a different domain name.
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