Time for Action: New Top Level Domain Applications Go Public
Presenter: Lena Carlsson
This FREE webinar was recorded on:
Wednesday, May 16, 2012,
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM ET
The biggest change to Internet domains names in 26 years is almost here and with it comes challenges for trademark owners.
By the end of June, ICANN will publish the list of all the new domains applied for as part of its new Top Level Domain (TLD) program – which has been described as innovative and problematic in equal measure. Despite the controversy, more than 1,500 new TLD applications are expected to be announced.
The scale of this change in the Internet naming system means all trademark owners – whether they have applied for a new gTLD or not – need to be aware if an application infringes their legal rights or dilutes their business interests. But with a limited window to comment or object to an application, trademark owners will need to move quickly.
What should brand and trademark owners be looking for? What is the correct course of action after “reveal day”?
Join us on this webinar to learn about:
Vice President, Domain Strategy
Melbourne IT DBS
Lena leads the company’s policy development and advises clients on domain strategy. Prior to joining Melbourne IT, Lena was responsible for a number of significant achievements including improving public oversight of the Swedish top level domain (.se), leading the EU’s efforts on top level domain regulation, and serving two terms as Vice-Chair of ICANN's Government Advisory Committee (GAC) from 2003 - 2004. Lena holds Master of Law degrees from Stockholm University and University of Illinois and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management.
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