World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will be hosting a workshop an advanced workshop on domain name dispute resolution. Titled, ‘Advanced Workshop on Domain Name Dispute Resolution: Update on Precedent and Practice’, the workshop will take place in Geneva on October 9 and 10, 2018.
The workshop will focus on UDRP case trends covering the most relevant substantive and procedural issues. It will also provide an update on ICANN’s review of Rights Protection Mechanisms including those available in connection with the launch of new gTLDs, in addition to the UDRP.
The workshop will also highlight relevant observations from the GDPR’s impact on UDRP cases.
The target audience for this Workshop includes trademark owner practitioners and potential case parties, namely trademark owners and domain name registrants. Registrars and ccTLD administrators are also invited to attend the Workshop to increase their knowledge of both UDRP decisions and case administration processes, as well as current issues in the DNS more generally. The recommendation from WIPO is that intending participants should have a basic understanding of the DNS and of trademark protection.
The presenters are David Bernstein of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Tony Willoughby, IP consultant.
The workshop is limited to 55 people and costs 500 Swiss francs (includes material, coffee and lunches).
For more information on registration, click here