CLE for a Cure
The Internet is Expanding: What You Need to Know about New Generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs)
Date: June 13, 2013
Time: 9am Pacific / 11am Central / 12pm Eastern
Cost: While there is no cost to attend this webinar, a minimum donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) of $100 per participant is requested. Donations should be made using the website link below. All proceeds donated for This CLE for a Cure will benefit LLS and help its mission to find cures for blood cancers.
The release of more than 1,000 new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) by ICANN is causing quite a stir and is expected to significantly change the way we do business on the web. It is essential for brand owners, attorneys, marketing professionals and others to understand what has changed and what will change in the coming years.
Please join EBG Partner Jeff Kobulnick, Professor Mary W.S. Wong and Anthony M. Beltran, COO/CFO of 101domain.com, as they discuss the impact of these new gLTDs on brand owners, how we got to this point, where ICANN is heading, available options for trademark owners going forward, logistics and other considerations for protecting and developing brands online under the new gTLD regime.
Your $100 minimum charitable contribution to CLE for a Cure benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (“LLS”). The University of New Hampshire will assist with applying for CLE credit for certain states. Please inquire for specific availability for your state. Please note that participants must log in to both the teleconference and online portions on the date of the event; credit may not be obtained by viewing and/or listening to a program recording after the event.
Current LLS “Man of the Year” candidate Jeff Kobulnick is a partner at Ezra Brutzkus Gubner LLP. Mr. Kobulnick has extensive experience advising and representing clients across a wide range of industries in their intellectual property matters to develop, protect and enforce such rights around the world and online. Mr. Kobulnick has guest lectured at USC and Southwestern Law Schools in Los Angeles on issues relating to the use of trademarks on the Internet, moderated panels relating to the use of trademarks in social media, and has been quoted in Law360, Forbes and other publications regarding new developments in the trademark and copyright arena.
Professor Mary W.S. Wong is the first Faculty Chair for Global Intellectual Property Partnerships at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, where she is also the current Chair of the Intellectual Property Graduate Programs. Professor Wong served two terms as an elected member on the Generic Names Supporting Organizations (GNSO) Council of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN), representing ICANN’s Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group in its main policy development body. She has been the Vice-Chair of the GNSO Council and in October 2012 she was appointed by the ICANN Nominating Committee to ICANN’s Council for its Country-Code Names Supporting Organization. Professor Wong is a past chair of the International Copyright committee of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Intellectual Property Law Section and was a member of the inaugural Editorial Board for “Landslide”, the Section’s flagship publication. She has also served on the ABA’s Copyright Reform Task Force.
Anthony M. Beltran is the COO/CFO of 101domain.com, an ICANN-accredited registrar and worldwide leader in domain management, providing international domain name solutions for tens of thousands of clients worldwide since 1999. Mr. Beltran and 101domain are working closely with new gTLD registries, the Intellectual Property community, and brand owners to develop effective strategies and solutions to navigate ICANN’s new gTLD program and the forthcoming changes in the internet landscape.
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