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New Domains
Legal Rights Objections for Trademark Owners


Join your colleagues in Munich for an INTA Roundtable discussion on New Domains - Legal Rights Objections for Trademark Owners

Thursday, June 21, 2012
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Munich, Germany

New generic top-level domains (new gTLDs) are among the biggest challenges trademark owners currently face.

More than 1,200 new gTLD applicants have registered with ICANN and more than 2,000 new gTLD applications have been submitted. In June 2012 ICANN will reveal all new gTLDs that have been applied for, triggering a temporary and nonrecurring objection period. The legal rights objection period is expected to last approximately 7 months, starting in June 2012. The legal rights objection procedure may protect a trademark by denying a gTLDs that takes unfair advantage, unjustifiably impairs the distinctive character or creates confusion of a trademark.

WIPO has been selected by ICANN to administer this dispute resolution procedure for all new gTLDs. Erik Wilbers, the Director of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, will present this rights protection mechanism.

Register for this roundtable to find out how this procedure protects your clients' trademarks from infringement.


Sofitel Munich Bayerpost
Munich, Germany


Erik Wilbers, Director of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center

Introduction and moderation:

Sebastian Ritze, Legal Manager, united-domains AG


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Registration is free. Please confirm registration by Monday, June 18, 2012, at 2:00 pm UTC.

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