Domain Name Rights Protection Mechanisms & ICANN Developments
Opportunities and Risks of RPMs, Sunrise and Trademark Claims Services
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will guide trademark counsel on recent developments from the latest Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) meeting. 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 as well as how the U.S.'s ACPA fits into the equation.
- ICANN developments--ICANN 64
- 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?
Paul D. McGrady, Jr.
Taft Stettinius & Hollister
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
Todd D. Williams
Assistant General Counsel
Turner Broadcasting System
Mr. Williams is Assistant General Counsel at Turner, which owns and operates more than 100 news and entertainment... | Read More
Mr. Williams is Assistant General 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