WIPO Advanced Workshop on Domain Name Dispute Resolution: Update on Precedent and Practice
WIPO, Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday and Wednesday, October 29 and 30, 2013
The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center plans to hold its annual Advanced Workshop on Domain Name Dispute Resolution in Geneva (Switzerland) on Tuesday, October 29 and Wednesday, October 30, 2013. Further information on the program and registration modalities will be posted in the near future.
The WIPO Center’s domain name dispute resolution service gives effect to the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) at the recommendation of WIPO. The UDRP provides holders of trademark rights with an administrative mechanism for the efficient resolution of disputes arising out of the bad-faith registration and use by third parties of Internet domain names corresponding to those trademark rights. The UDRP applies to disputes in the current and expected generic top-level domains (gTLDs), as well as an increasing number of country code top-level domains (ccTLDs). The principal remedy available under the UDRP is the transfer of the domain name. In December 1999, the WIPO Center received its first case under the UDRP. To date, trademark owners from around the world have filed over 25,000 such cases with WIPO.
The Advanced Workshop will focus mainly on the trends of UDRP decisions with regard to the most important substantive and procedural issues. Thus, in addition to those wishing to gain insight into the UDRP mechanism, this Advanced Workshop is of particular interest to those who have been or who may become involved in UDRP proceedings. The Workshop also represents an opportunity for registrars and ccTLD administrators to increase their knowledge of UDRP decisions. The 2013 Workshop will also cover evolving developments in WIPO Center practices and resources, and provide an overview of new ICANN Rights Protection Mechanisms (including the WIPO-developed Legal Rights Objection procedure) in connection with the planned launch of new gTLDs.
The faculty will consist of experienced WIPO UDRP panelists, a trademark in-house counsel and senior WIPO staff. The Workshop will include practical break-out sessions, followed by discussion between participants and instructors.
The WIPO Center is pleased to assist participants who wish to apply for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) or Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit for this event, including issuance of a special certificate for this purpose.
If you wish to be informed once further information on this Workshop is available, please send an email to email@example.com indicating your interest.
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Other Events Organized by the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
- WIPO Workshop for Mediators in Intellectual Property Disputes
May 27 and 28, 2013, Geneva, Switzerland
- WIPO Arbitration Workshop
October 10 and 11, 2013, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Further information is available at www.wipo.int/amc/en/events/