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Internet, Innovation and ICANN: The Evolving Landscape of the Net

September 18–19, 2014
JW Marriott Hotel
San Francisco, California, USA 

In a relatively short span of time, the Internet and Internet technology have taken the world by storm and now are the epicenter of almost all that we do. The Internet impacts business, government, education and private life. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has become a dominant force in the policymaking arena for the Internet. 

Join the International Trademark Association (INTA) at the JW Marriott in San Francisco on September 18–19, 2014, for an advanced-level conference cosponsored by the Internet and Programs Committees and entitled Internet, Innovation and ICANN: The Evolving Landscape of the Net to learn about:

  • Cloud-based storage, gaming, augmented reality, wearable technology, 3-D printing and more.
  • Reaction to the U.S. government’s announcement regarding its intention to transfer its stewardship role over the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS).
  • Conflicts between trademarks and governments over geographic names and their use in the DNS.
  • Effective management of social media interactions between rights holders, platforms and users of social media.
  • New changes to the WHOIS domain name directory system, and what trademark owners think about them.
  • Lessons learned by applicants, service providers and industry when they applied for a new generic top-level domain (gTLD) in the first round.
  • Internet intermediary liability regarding online sales.
  • New gTLDs and rights protection mechanisms (RPMs) to help protect trademarks, including the Trademark Clearing House, the Post-Delegation Dispute Resolution Procedure (PDDRP), the Uniform Rapid Suspension system (URS) and traditional litigation.
  • What brands can do to ensure their own security and to re-establish trust with their consumers.
  • National security and government surveillance, offensive and defensive brand attacks, and consumer-focused data collection and usage.

Take advantage of this excellent opportunity to meet with esteemed colleagues, distinguished leaders of the trademark community, Internet experts and high-level government officials. You will also learn about the latest developments on the newest topics relating to trademarks and the Internet and earn valuable CLE credits. 

We hope to see you in September in San Francisco. 


 INTA Thanks the Conference Sponsors