Blockchain-Based Domains and Trademark Rights: Implications for Brands, Protecting IP, Enforcement Strategies
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide IP counsel on blockchain-based names and domains. The panel will examine the opportunities and challenges they present for brand owners. The panel will discuss how blockchain-based names and domain names are being used. The panel will also discuss the enforcement difficulties facing brand owners and offer alternative enforcement strategies to protect IP in the blockchain domain space.
- Blockchain-based domains
- Opportunities for brands
- Challenges for brands
- Enforcement challenges
- Strategies for protecting IP on the blockchain domain
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What opportunities does the blockchain present for brand owners?
- What can brand owners do to monitor for infringement on the blockchain?
- What steps can brand owners and counsel take to protect IP on the blockchain?
Thomas W. Brooke
Holland & Knight
Mr. Brooke handles matters ranging from serving as litigation counsel in major intellectual property disputes across... | Read More
Mr. Brooke handles matters ranging from serving as litigation counsel in major intellectual property disputes across the globe, to initial counseling and trademark selection, copyright and trademark registration around the world, licensing, and technology transfers. Related matters include drafting and interpreting agreements regarding ownership and use of names, images, photographs, software, trade secrets, music, and other IP. Mr. Brooke ranks among the most prolific filers of U.S. trademark applications and has strong relationships within the USPTO. He currently serves on the INTA's Internet Committee, working to craft worldwide policy on domain name abuse. Mr. Brooke previously served as chair of the INTA's U.S. Legislation Committee, where he helped craft the Federal Anticybersquatting Piracy Act and the Federal Trademark Dilution Act.Close
Kimberly M. Maynard
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Ms. Maynard guides her clients through all aspects of domestic and international brand-building and brand management.... | Read More
Ms. Maynard guides her clients through all aspects of domestic and international brand-building and brand management. She analyzes and assesses the benefits and risks associated with adopting new brands, prepares and implements strategies for the development of new brands, and protects and expands established brands. Ms. Maynard represents clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and litigates cases involving complex trademark, trade dress, advertising, copyright and design patent issues in federal court. She also negotiates complex license and settlement agreements, advises on domain names and social media, and counsels on the proper use of trademarks and trade dress.Close