Legal Series: Best Practices in Domain Name Disputes
A business’s online presence is a critical factor in utilizing the internet to reach customers globally. Domain names have moved beyond simply a virtual address. They have become powerful branding tools on par with the firm’s logo and other marketing materials. However, as a result of cybersquatting and the pressure of the first-come, first-served system of domain name registration, new & unique disputes have arisen. A panel of distinguished practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will offer substantive discussions regarding the significant issues along with insights on easy and cost-effective best practices to successfully thrive to the thorny process of domain name disputes. Key topics to be addressed are the following:
– Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP)
– Concurrent Rights, Cyber Squatting and Gripe Sites
– Related Cases and Key Takeaways
– Options in Addressing Domain Name Disputes
– Best Practices in Domain Name Disputes and Effective Ways to Protect Your Domain Name
– Speaker Submitted Bonus Content
Who Should Attend:
- Attorneys (Tech, IP, Patent, Litigators, Corporate & Related)
– Private Counsel
– In-House Counsel
– General Counsel
– IP Attorneys and Consultants
– Senior Management
– Trademark Lawyers
– And Other Interested Professionals
Jennifer M. Mikulina is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP. She focuses her practice on trademark and copyright counseling, prosecution, licensing and litigation.
Jennifer specializes in trademark counseling and works with clients to register, maintain, protect and license trademarks, domain names, and trade names. She assists with the development and implementation of international brand management and enforcement programs.
Jennifer’s litigation experience includes cases in the areas of trademark, trade dress, unfair competition, trade secret, copyright and patent law. Jennifer has represented clients in an array of disputes and industries.
Jennifer is a member of the Board of Directors for WITS (Working in the Schools) and Lawyers for the Creative Arts. She received the McDermott Will & Emery Award for Outstanding Commitment and Service to the Community.
Jennifer M. Mikulina is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP. She focuses her practice …
Michelle C. Burke is counsel in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP. She focuses her practice on trademark, copyright and unfair competition counseling and litigation, including the protection of copyrights and trademarks in cyberspace. Michelle has practiced in this area for over 20 years.
Michelle has extensive experience in the procurement, protection and licensing of U.S. and foreign trademarks, representing clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in hundreds of trademark applications and in oppositions before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Michelle has litigated numerous trademark and copyright matters. She was lead copyright counsel in Art Line, Inc. v. Universal Design Collections, Inc., 966 F.Supp. 737 (N.D. Ill. 1997). Michelle has represented clients in dozens of trademark and domain name disputes resolved successfully prior to litigation.
Michelle C. Burke is counsel in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP. She focuses her practice on …
Patchen M. Haggerty is a partner in the law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP. Patchen counsels, advises and assists clients on a broad range of complex and strategic legal and business matters, including issues relating to trademark, copyright, trade secret, domain name, IP due diligence, privacy and Internet security. She has extensive experience in securing and protecting domestic and international trademark, copyright, trade dress/design and domain name rights, and manages a number of global trademark portfolios.
In addition, Patchen manages trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings, concurrent use proceedings and trademark application appeals before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), as well as Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings. Patchen also drafts and negotiates agreements relating to the protection, development, commercialization and sale of intellectual property rights.
Patchen M. Haggerty is a partner in the law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP. Patchen counsels, advises and assists …
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About McDermott Will & Emery LLP
McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,100 lawyers, we have offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich,New York, Orange County, Paris, Rome, Seoul, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. Further extending our reach in Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.
McDermott has over 75 years of serving a broad range of client interests. Established in 1934 as a tax practice in Chicago, Illinois, McDermott has grown its core practices and offices around the globe. The expansion of our international platform has supported numerous cross-border transactions and litigation matters, while providing the experience necessary to offer corporate and commercial, international and domestic tax, labor and benefits, competition, intellectual property and regulatory counsel to clients across all industries. In the years to come, we will continue to expand geographically and enhance our existing practices and industry-focused strengths. We are committed to building from these strengths in order to best serve our clients and communities.
About Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Dorsey & Whitney LLP is an international law firm with more than 550 lawyers on four continents. Some of the world’s most successful companies count on Dorsey to help them meet legal and business challenges. As a business law firm, Dorsey brings a business perspective to the formation, implementation and enforcement of an intellectual property strategy. Dorsey’s Trademark, Copyright, Advertising and Brand Management practice group helps clients select, protect and enforce trademarks, copyrights and domain names. Through negotiation, the UDRP and court litigation, Dorsey helps recover clients’ domain names from infringers and cybersquatters.
From technology to life sciences and health, from energy to financial services and investment banking, and from manufacturing to consumer products, for more than 100 years companies have turned to Dorsey for assistance with the legal issues that impact their business.