WIPO Conference To Look Back At 20 Years Of UDRP

The WIPO-designed Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) turns 20 this year and to commemorate they’re holding a conference at their Geneva headquarters on 21 October.

The conference, As the UDRP Turns 20: Looking Back, Looking Ahead, will take stock and look ahead in terms of UDRP jurisprudence, ADR system design, relevant Internet developments, and a range of other topical subjects.

In the 20 years it’s existed, WIPO’s UDRP has adjudicated over 45,000 cases and this milestone will be commemorated. WIPO will not hold its traditional two-day Advanced Domain Name Workshop this year.

The conference is aimed at the more than 100 attending UDRP Panellists as well as brand owners, trademark practitioners, party counsel, registrars, ccTLD administrators, academics, and other domain name and Internet stakeholders.

Participants can register online. The fee for the event is CHF 250 and space is limited; refunds for cancellations will be permitted up to 7 October. There is also a conference page here.