Programs and Events
New gTLDs: Threats and Opportunities for Business and Brand Owners


Join us in Istanbul for an INTA Roundtable and find out why you may not stay out of the new gTLD world!

Friday, November 30, 2012
3:00 pm-5:00 pm, followed by a cocktail reception

Istanbul, Turkey

The dispute resolution challenges arising from the new gTLD process, which presented brand owners and businesses with several dilemmas is the subject of this roundtable. Should they consider applying for a term at the top level - be it their brand or area of activity - or wait until a later date?  Should they be concerned at the infringement possibilities that this program may present and revise their online brand protection strategies accordingly? David Taylor, a partner at Hogan Lovells based in Paris, considers the complex application process, the costs and driving factors, the objections and dispute resolution process in place for non-applicants, the risk of potential cybersquatting at the second level and the defensive strategies and rights protection mechanisms available.
Whilst clients- and some lawyers-  may wonder what the fuss is about, or be otherwise unaware of this,  the change marks  a significant development for us all globally.  We are looking at an unprecedented expansion of the Internet's addressing system in the coming years. The rationale given is a perceived shortage of Internet addresses, or domain names, thus in around a year from now, we will start seeing new gTLDs from the 1930 applications such as .PARIS, .LONDON, .BERLIN, .MUSIC, .HOTEL, .GAY and .BLOG. 

Folllowing points will be discussed:

  • A brief introduction to ICANN
  • Domain names generally and an international view
  • New gTLDs
  • Opportunity or threat?
  • Rights Protection Mechanisms
  • The application process
  • The results
  • Where to next?

Swissotel, Beşiktaş
Istanbul, Turkey


  • David Taylor, Partner, Hogan Lovells

Hosted by:

Introduction and Moderation

  • Aydın Deriş, President of the Board of Deris Patents & Trademarks Agency A.Ş., Partner of Deris Attorney-at-Law Partnership
  • Berrin Kalenderli, Registered Patent and Trademark Attorney & European Patent Attorney, Manager of Trademark Department of Deris Patents & Trademarks Agency A.Ş.

Registration and information
Please confirm your attendance by Wednesday, November 15 by e-mail to:

Registration is free. This rountable will be conducted in English, translation into Turkish will be available. For any questions, please contact

Registrants are invited to send questions in advance to ensure there is sufficient time to address them during the roundtable. You may send your questions to by November 15