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Best Practices in Preventing Cybersquatting: What Your Firm Needs to Know

Live Webcast Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET)
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Online CLE Preventing Cybersquatting

Join us for this Knowledge Group Online CLE Preventing Cybersquatting Webinar. Registering, selling or using a domain name with the bad faith intent of profiting from the goodwill associated with someone else's trademark, is referred to as cybersquatting. Cybersquatting intends to make trademark owners pay large sums of money to obtain the domain name and to sidetrack business to the proprietary trademark owner’s competitors. Trademarks are targeted by predators in both the physical and cyber marketplaces. In 1999, the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) was passed into law to combat such practice and give trademark owners the privilege to sue cybersquatters directly.

In order to protect businesses' integrity and trademark, the owners need to be vigilant and informed with the legal remedies aimed at minimizing the perils of cybersquatting.


The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key thought leaders, professionals and practitioners to provide their expert thoughts and opinions on how to best prevent cybersquatting. Speakers will also help the audience understand the most crucial aspects of cybersquatting and will offer best practices to minimize risks and common pitfalls.

Key topics include:

  • The Framework of Cybersquatting
  • How to Recognize Cybersquatting
  • Legal Mechanisms for Fighting Cybersquatting
  • Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) - An Overview
  • ICANN Arbitration System 
  • Identifying Defenses to ACPA Lawsuits
  • The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP)
  • Opportunities and Pitfalls

Who Should Attend

  • IT Lawyers
  • Privacy and Data Security Lawyers
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Chief Security Officers
  • IT Security Officers
  • Cyber Security Professionals
  • Privacy and Data Security Professionals
  • Public, Private, and Multinational Corporate Officers


Online CLE Preventing Cybersquatting
Christine Haight Farley
Professor of Law
American University Washington College of Law
Online CLE Preventing Cybersquatting
John L. Krieger
Dickinson Wright
Online CLE Preventing Cybersquatting
Ariel E. Ronneburger
Cullen and Dykman LLP

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Online CLE Preventing Cybersquatting

Christine Haight Farley, Professor of Law
American University Washington College of Law
  • ICANN’s authority over domain names
  • The development of dispute mechanisms
  • Where we have come after 2 decades of domain name disputes
  • Where we are going with disputes in the new gTLDs

John L. Krieger, Member
Dickinson Wright
  • Federal or state court – jurisdictional considerations
  • The ACPA
    • In personum actions
    • In rem actions
    • Defenses
  • Relevant state court claims

Ariel E. Ronneburger, Attorney
Cullen and Dykman LLP
  • What is cybersquatting and how to recognize it
  • Legal mechanisms for addressing cybersquatting, including the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA), along with recent ACPA cases and defenses to cybersquatting.
  • ICANN’s mechanisms for challenging cybersquatting including UDRP and URS proceedings
  • Monitoring against cybersquatting and steps to take to prevent it.

Online CLE Preventing Cybersquatting

Online CLE Preventing Cybersquatting

Christine Haight FarleyProfessor of LawAmerican University Washington College of Law

Christine Haight Farley is a Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law where she teaches Intellectual Property Law, Trademark Law, International and Comparative Trademark Law, International IP Law, Design Protection Law, and Art Law. Her scholarship focuses on issues in trademark law, international IP law and art law. Professor Farley served as Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs from 2007 to 2011 and as Co-Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property from 2005 to 2009. She has been a visiting professor at law schools in France, India, Italy and Puerto Rico and has given lectures on IP law in more than twenty countries. She is Fulbright Specialist for intellectual property law. Before teaching, Professor Farley was an associate specializing in IP litigation with Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky & Lieberman in New York. She holds a B.A. (State University of New York at Binghamton), J.D. (State University of New York at Buffalo), LL.M. (Columbia University), and a J.S.D. (Columbia University). 

Online CLE Preventing Cybersquatting

John L. KriegerMemberDickinson Wright

John L. Krieger is an intellectual property litigator at Dickinson Wright.  He has extensive experience in intellectual property litigation in both state and federal court; prosecuting and defending clients for claims including trademark infringement, copyright infringement, patent infringement, domain name litigation; as well as trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition. In addition, Krieger advises clients who have a presence on the Internet regarding a variety of issues, including defamation, privacy, and data breaches.  He works with numerous clients who have a presence on the Internet and has drafted website terms of use, privacy policies, cybersecurity and other related agreements. Krieger regularly counsels clients on state and federal privacy laws.

Online CLE Preventing Cybersquatting

Ariel E. RonneburgerAttorneyCullen and Dykman LLP

Ariel E. Ronneburger is an associate in the Commercial Litigation Department of Cullen and Dykman LLP. She focuses her practice on a range of fields, including intellectual property, energy and utility related matters, and banking litigation. She played a major role in helping the firm become an agent with the Trademark Clearinghouse, and has advised clients with regard to registration of trademarks with the Trademark Clearinghouse, securing new top-level domains, and protecting their trademarks from misuse with these new domains.  She has also represented clients in copyright and trademark infringement matters.

Ms. Ronneburger currently serves as the Chair of the Nassau County Bar Association Intellectual Property Committee. She has a B.S. in Neurobiology and Behavior from Cornell University, a M.A. in Neuroscience from Stony Brook University, and earned her law degree from Hofstra University.

Online CLE Preventing Cybersquatting

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    2.0 CLE

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The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

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