2015-05-03

INTA 2015 Annual Meeting, San Diego, Domain Name Issues


Above video about last year's INTA 2014 Annual Meeting held in Hong Kong

The 2015 Annual Meeting (137th) of INTA, the International Trademark Association, is being held in San Diego, California, from May 2 through May 6, 2015. Most meeting events will be held at the San Diego Convention Center (SDCC), located downtown on the harbor at 111 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101.

Domain Name issues, including ICANN's new gTLD domains, are among topics being discussed at this year's meeting:

Sunday:
TS13 Investing in Signal vs. Noise: Domain Name Strategies in a New gTLD Landscape - Jeremiah Johnston, Sedo.com, LLC (United States)

TS03 Anti-Cybersquatting (Domain Name) Enforcement Strategies - Steve M. Levy, FairWinds Partners LLC (United States)

TS55 Controlling Domain Name Registrars - Alvaro Ramirez-Bonilla, B&R Latin America IP LLC (Colombia) (In English, Spanish and French)

Monday:
TM04 Domain Name Registry and Registrar Liability: Recent Developments, Cases and Best Practices - David E. Weslow, Wiley Rein LLP (United States)

TM56 Developments in New gTLD's - Eric Macramalla, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP (Canada)

TM78 Update on New Generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) and Strategic Advice on How to Deal with Them - David Taylor, Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP (France)

Tuesday:
TT30 WIPO Update on UDRP Precedent and Rights Protection in an Expanding Domain Name System - Erik Wilbers, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (Switzerland)

Wednesday:
TW19 New gTLD's Round 2: What Lessons Did We Learn from the First Round of gTLD Applications - Stuart Fuller, NetNames (United Kingdom)

TW70 Reflections on the New gTLD Program From an Applicant and/or Brand Holder's Perspective - Aimee Merriman Nolan, W.W. Grainger, Inc. (United States)

TW50 "You are S?" How to Deal with all the New Domain Name Dispute Resolutions - Petter Rindforth, Fenix Legal KB (Sweden)

TW63 Management of Trademarks and Domain Name vs. Financial Issues when Transferring or Licensing - Claire Bernier, Bersay & Associes (France)

TW58 ICANN Contractual Compliance for Trademark Practitioners - Owen Smigelski, ICANN (United States)

Internet Committee – Domain Disputes, Ownership and Whois Subcommittee
Internet Committee – Internet Policy Advocacy Subcommittee

IT50 Industry Breakout Session: Hot Trademark Challenges That Keep Telecom Lawyers Up at Night - Advanced Level: Telecommunications companies have some of the most famous brands in the world, and they are often at the front lines of cutting-edge IP policy issues that are of key interest to the INTA membership. Come hear what keeps trademark practitioners in this space up at night. The panel will cover such hot topics as:
New global infringement challenges telecom companies are facing, including country-specific challenges and successful enforcement strategies.
Concerns about the rollout of new gTLDs, including those gTLDs related to telecommunications services and regulated services as well as gTLDs that are facilitating consumer confusion.
Discussion of new case law and experiences with various registries and registrars in addressing an increase in phishing, cybersquatting and related frauds.
Ideas for adopting new best practices, legislation and other international vehicles to address cybersquatting, phishing, fraud and abuses.
Moderator: Sarah B. Deutsch (United States)
Speakers:
Katie E. Brennan, Norvell IP llc (United States)
David J. Cho, AT&T Services, Inc. (United States)
Elisa Cooper, MarkMonitor (United States)



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