The Latest on ICANN’s gTLD Program: Today’s Business Opportunities and Legal Risks
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET
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In 2014, the Internet domain name system will grow from 22 to as many as 1,000 top-level domains. Familiar domains such as .com and .net will be joined by names such as .food, .bike, .music, .film, .fashion, .book, .law, .llc, .nyc, .london, and hundreds of others. This marked and rapid expansion of the Internet will create unprecedented business opportunities as well as serious brand protection issues.
This program will provide an update on the state of the new top-level domains program delivered by highly placed leaders in charge of key aspects of the program. The faculty will present solid information on business opportunities presented by the new top-level domains and will discuss the novel legal remedies that are available for businesses and other brand owners to protect their trademarks from being infringed on by the new top-level domains.
• Gain an understanding of the current status of the new top-level domains program, including which domains have been delegated and which are about to be delegated.
• Learn about proactive strategies that can be employed to protect your clients’ interests in the new top-level domains.
• Discover some of the unique features and business models of the new top-level domains.
• Understand why – or why not – to register clients’ marks in the Trademark Clearinghouse.
• Find out about the interplay between the Trademark Clearinghouse, the Sunrise Registration Periods offered by each domain, and legal remedies such as the Uniform Rapid Suspension Service and the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy.
• Understand how to invoke the Post-Delegation Dispute Resolution Procedure if a recently delegated top-level domain is acting in bad faith and/or facilitating infringement of your clients’ trademark rights.
• Learn how to invoke the Registry Restriction Dispute Resolution Procedure if you believe a recently delegated community-based top-level domain operator is violating promises it made during the application process.
Who would benefit most from attending this program?
Consumer protection, marketing and trademark attorneys, in-house attorneys managing corporate trademark portfolios, government regulators, lobbyists for the online business and telecommunications industry, marketers and Internet business developers, and online entrepreneurs.
Program Level: Intermediate-Advanced
Prerequisite: A general understanding of Internet domain names.
CPE Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based Live
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications
Recommended CPE Credit: 1.5 credits
Anticipated CLE Credit: 1.5 credits (may vary based on from which jurisdiction requested)