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John R. Wood Realtors earns “A” Online Brand Rating for safeguarding its brands and consumers from ID Theft and Phishing


Naples, Florida – January 8, 2007 – John R. Wood Realtors, Inc. is the first real estate brokerage and mortgage company to earn the “A” Online Brand Rating™ and thus qualify for membership within the portal of, a service of the IP Governance Task Force. The “A” Rating indicates John R. Wood Realtors has invested in its brands to gain control of confusingly similar domain names, owned by unauthorized parties, and is constantly monitoring to safeguard its brand and consumers from fraudulent domain names and web sites.

“To protect our online consumers from fraudulent web sites, we actively detect, prevent and correct fraudulent web sites under the guidance of the IP Governance Task Force,” states Phil Wood, President of John R. Wood Realtors. “We encourage consumers to seek firms with ”A“ Online Brand Ratings by visiting”

“We applaud this company for protecting consumers, as well as its own brand, by taking action to prevent identity thieves from using its name to trick people into providing their personal information, and we call on other companies to do the same,” states Susan Grant, Vice President, Public Policy of National Consumers League and Director, National Fraud Information Center.

About John R. Wood Realtors
John R. Wood Realtors,, has been a leader in sales of the finest properties in Naples and Bonita Springs for 49 years. Founded in 1958, the company has grown from a single office to multiple strategically placed facilities from Naples to Ft. Myers, and is among the largest independently owned real estate firms in Florida. They are a major web real estate player, having been named the number one real estate web site in Florida more times than any other broker in the state. In 2005, their agents were ranked #1 in the nation in production by the National Association of Realtors.

About the IP Governance Task Force:
The Task Force is a multi-disciplinary team of IP professionals providing a coordinated IP Governance solution for public and private organizations with management, education, advisory, legal, data-mining, remediation, insurance, and rating services. Members include industry thought-leaders from auditing, legal, and technology companies.

Contact Information:

John R. Wood Realtors
3255 Tamiami Trail North
Naples, Florida 34103

Beckwith B. Miller, President
IP Governance Task Force, Inc.
5100 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 105
Naples, Florida 34103

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