Francis Gurry led WIPO as Director General from October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2020.

WIPO Conference on Intellectual Property Questions Relating to the ccTLDs

Tuesday, February 20, 2001
Geneva, Switzerland

Program and Presentations

Audio clips of the presentations are available.

Tuesday, February 20, 2001

08:00-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:15 Opening RealAudio
09:15-10:30 ccTLDs now and in the future
a. Perspectives on the role of ccTLDs  
Mr. John C. Klensin RealAudio
Vice President
Internet Architecture
AT&T Laboratories
United States of America
No photo available

Mr. Anthony Bishop RealAudio
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
The .tv Corporation International
United States of America
CV + Photo


b. The status of .EU  
Mr. Christopher Wilkinson RealAudio
Directorate General Information Society
European Commission
CV + Photo
c. Foreign character domains  
Mr. Patrick O'Brien RealAudio
General Manager
Registry Business International Pte Ltd
CV + Photo
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

Registration practices in ccTLDs RealAudio

a. The Centr Best Practices  
Ms. Fay Howard RealAudio
General Manager
United Kingdom
CV + Photo
b. Domain name registrant contact details  
Mr. Paul Hughes RealAudio
Public Policy Advisor
Adobe Systems
United States of America
CV + Photo

Mr. Alan Davidson RealAudio
Associate Director
Center for Democracy and Technology
United States of America
No photo available

Mr. Paul Kane RealAudio
Operations Director
Internet Computer Bureau Plc
United Kingdom
CV + Photo

12:30-14:00 Lunch

Intellectual property protection in the ccTLDs: issues and solutions RealAudio

a. The experience of trademark owners  
Mr. José Monteiro RealAudio
Industrial Property Department
No photo available
b. The experience of copyright owners  
Ms. Laurence Djolakian RealAudio
Deputy Legal Counsel
Motion Picture Association, European Office
CV + Photo
c. The UDRP and the role of alternative dispute resolution  
Mr. Erik Wilbers RealAudio
Senior Counsellor
WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
CV + Photo
d. The Second WIPO Internet Domain Name Process and the ccTLDs  
Mr. Francis Gurry RealAudio
Assistant Director General
Director of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
CV + Photo
15:15-15:45 Coffee Break

Intellectual Property Protection in the ccTLDs: the perspective of registration authorities RealAudio

a. Intellectual property protection models in the ccTLDs  
Mr. Nicholas Wood RealAudio
President & Founder
Net Searchers Ltd.
United Kingdom
CV + Photo
b.Panel discussion    
The situation in Africa  
Mr. Andile Ngcaba RealAudio
Department of Communications
South Africa
CV + Photo
The situation in the Arab Region  
Mr. Reda Bakkali RealAudio
Consultant .MA (Morocco)
No photo available
The situation in Asia  
Ms. Xue Hong RealAudio
Steering Committee
China Internet Network Information Center (.CN)
CV + Photo

Mr. Joel Disini RealAudio
.PH (Philippines)
CV + Photo
See also paper by Messrs. Yabe and Kubo regarding .JP    
The situation in Europe  
Mr. Anders Janson RealAudio
Board Member of .SE Registry
CV + Photo
The situation in Latin America  
Mr. Oscar A. Robles Garay RealAudio
Administrative Coordinator .MX
CV + Photo
The Proposed WIPO ccTLD Best Practices for Intellectual Property Dispute Prevention and Resolution  
Mr. David Muls RealAudio
Head, Electronic Commerce Projects Section
Office of Legal and Organization Affairs
World Intellectual Property Organization
CV + Photo
18:00 Reception