According to the WIPO, it heard some 2,107 complaints on 4,688 domains in 2009. What is more interesting, however, is that a large number of these complaints involved football domains.
“Football featured strongly in the WIPO Centre’s 2009 caseload, including the upcoming World Cup,” the WIPO said. One of the more notable domains disputed includes www.fifaworldcup2010.com. EPL teams Fulham, Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham and West Ham all brought cases against registrants last year.