(Original Course Date: November 26, 2019)
Who should attend: IP lawyers, domain name registrars, marketing professionals, domain name owners, and lawyers who advise businesses that have domain names. This program may also be of interest to in-house counsel.
Learning level: All levels
In the world of international commerce, vast sums are spent on effective branding. Therefore, brand protection and preservation is essential to justify the money invested. This course will provide you with an update on the current developments related to domain name rights protection mechanisms. After attending this course, you will gain a better understanding of the rules and procedures involved to enable better decision making on brand protection and dispute resolution. This course will also provide you with hands-on instruction on how to use and benefit from the latest online dispute resolution tool developed and operated by the Canadian International Internet Dispute Resolution Centre (CIIDRC), a division of the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre (BCICAC). At this course, you will learn about:
- threats—identifying threats to brand integrity
- defensive strategies
- offensive tactics—responding to misuse, infringement, service provider, and misappropriation
- the CDRP and the UDRP—commonalities and differences
- advantages of CIIDRC as the newest domain name dispute resolution service provider approved by ICANN
Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 1 hour (this course will NOT involve any professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)
Robert A. Fashler — Vanguard Intellectual Property LLP, Vancouver
R. John Rogers — R. John Rogers & Associates, Vancouver
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