There will be a seminar on domain name law and regulation, and launch of the book “International Domain Name Law: ICANN and the UDRP”, in Melbourne on Wednesday 20 February for our Australian readers.
Speakers at the seminar will be:
- Dr Bruce Tonkin, Elected member, ICANN board, CTO, MelbourneIT
- Chris Disspain, CEO, auDA Chair, ICANN ccNSO
- The Honourable Neil Brown QC, UDRP panelist, Member, ICSID
- David Lindsay, Senior Lecturer, Monash University Law and book author
- The Honourable Tony Staley, Chair, auDA.
The seminar will be held from 16.00â€“18.30 Monash University Law Chambers, 472 Bourke St Melbourne.
The seminar will seek to address the way the DNS has given rise to novel legal issues including the international arrangements for regulating the DNS and disputes involving the use of trade marks as domain names.
The speakers will share their views on the latest developments in this rapidly moving field including insights from the ICANN February 2008 meeting in New Delhi.
The seminar will provide an update on the new process for introducing gTLDs as well as review recent developments in the international system for resolving disputes between trade marks and domain names, the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).
The seminar coincides with the Australian launch of David Lindsayâ€™s new book, International Domain Name Law: ICANN and the UDRP (Hart, Oxford, 2007).
The author of the book, David Lindsay, is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at Monash University teaching Intellectual Property Law, Copyright, Law of the Internet, Communications Law & Regulation and Trusts.
David is the author of many articles and reports in the areas of intellectual property law, Internet law, communications law and privacy law. David is also a contributing author for Copyright and Designs Butterworths, Sydney, 1996) and the author of International Domain Name Law: ICANN and the UDRP (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2007).
I will be bringing more information on the book in the next few days. Anyone wanting to attend the seminar should go to ecommerce.law.monash.edu.au/categories.asp?cID=5&c=175431 for online registrations, to www.law.monash.edu.au/regstudies/areg.pdf to download a pdf of the registration form or phone the university in Australia on (03) 9905 4135. Registrations close on 13 February and cost A$55 including GST.