Domain Name Rights Protection Mechanisms & ICANN Developments
Opportunities and Risks of RPMs, Sunrise and Trademark Claims Services
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide guidance to trademark counsel on recent developments from the latest Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) meeting in Abu Dhabi. The panel will also discuss the current review of rights protection mechanisms, including the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy (UDRP), Sunrise, and Claims Services and the opportunities and risks presented by the various rights protection mechanisms (RPMs). The panel will discuss recent cases to explore optimal dispute resolution mechanisms as well as how the US’s ACPA fits into the equation.
- ICANN developments—ICANN 59
- Recent decisions/proceedings
- Avoiding the pitfalls
- Determining which RPM to use
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- How has the domain name space evolved since the launch of the new gTLD program? What recent developments arose at the latest ICANN meeting?
- What are the opportunities and risks of the URS? The UDRP? The ACPA? Sunrise? Claims Service?
- What factors should counsel consider when determining how to address an infringing domain name?
Ms. Larson practices trademark law with a focus on litigation. She focuses specifically on issues relating to the... | Read More
Ms. Larson practices trademark law with a focus on litigation. She focuses specifically on issues relating to the internet, including cybersquatting and brand protection challenges involving social media platforms and smartphone applications, keyword advertising, service provider liability, and personal jurisdiction relating to foreign online actors. Ms. Larson practices in federal court, before the TTAB, and with dispute resolution service providers such as the National Arbitration Forum and the World Intellectual Property Organization handling domain name disputes under ICANN’s domain name dispute resolution policies.Close
Paul D. McGrady, Jr.
Winston & Strawn
Mr. McGrady works with clients in the adoption, prosecution, licensing and enforcement of trademarks in the United... | Read More
Mr. McGrady works with clients in the adoption, prosecution, licensing and enforcement of trademarks in the United States and throughout the world. He represents large brand owners, including new gTLD applicants in their domain name and Internet matters. His experience includes domain name disputes, domain name transactions, the creation of new top level domain names, CAN-SPAM disputes, Computer Fraud & Abuse Act disputes, online copyright and brand identity disputes, and transactions and counseling related to intellectual property aspects of social/mobile media.Close
Head of Legal Policy
Ms. Payne’s practice encompasses a wide variety of tasks, including consulting on various registry policies and... | Read More
Ms. Payne’s practice encompasses a wide variety of tasks, including consulting on various registry policies and agreements; dealing with application conflict management on behalf of clients; and engaging in ICANN policy development, such as participating in working groups, submitting public comments and corresponding with the ICANN Board. She is one of the honorary legal advisors to the Brand Registry Group (BRG) and is a past subcommittee chair of INTA’s internet committee, dealing with new gTLD matters. Ms. Payne is the former Head of Brand Protection at BBC Worldwide.Close
Todd D. Williams
Turner Broadcasting System
Mr. Williams is Senior Counsel at Turner, which owns and operates more than 100 news and entertainment networks and... | Read More
Mr. Williams is Senior Counsel at Turner, which owns and operates more than 100 news and entertainment networks and businesses around the world, including CNN, TNT, TBS, TCM, truTV, Cartoon Network, adult swim, and Bleacher Report. As part of his role, he leads Turner’s digital-enforcement and domain-name efforts, including all of Turner’s domain-name advocacy at ICANN. Mr. Williams is the Co-Vice-chair of the INTA Internet Committee, and formerly served on the ICANN Working Group responsible for developing accreditation standards for WHOIS privacy and proxy service providers.Close