The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center plans to hold its Advanced Workshop on Domain Name Dispute Resolution in Geneva, Switzerland, on Tuesday, October 9 and Wednesday, October 10, 2018.
The WIPO Center is the leading dispute resolution service provider under 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 trademark owners with an administrative mechanism for cost-effective and rapid resolution of disputes arising out of bad-faith third party registration and use of Internet domain names corresponding to their trademark rights.
The UDRP applies to disputes in all generic top-level domains (gTLDs), as well as a considerable number of country code top-level domains (ccTLDs). Since December 1999 when the WIPO Center received its first UDRP case, trademark owners from around the world have filed nearly 40,000 WIPO cases covering some 74,000 domain names.
With an all-time record number of UDRP cases filed with the WIPO Center in 2018, and an evolving Domain Name System now including over 1,200 new gTLDs, training in this area remains of particular relevance for trademark owners and their counsel. In addition to potential UDRP filers, the Workshop also presents an opportunity for registrars and ccTLD administrators to increase their knowledge of UDRP processes.
WIPO’s Workshop will primarily address key developments in UDRP decision precedent and procedure. The faculty will consist of experienced WIPO UDRP panelists, trademark counsel, and senior WIPO staff. The program 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.
Space for this annual WIPO event is limited; if you wish to be informed once registration is open for this fee-based Workshop, please send an email to email@example.com indicating your interest.
Further information on the program and registration modalities will be posted in due course.