ICANN—What Every Practitioner Should Know (from an Insider’s View)

Recorded On: 06/06/2019

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This webcast will provide a relatively deep look into the structure and function of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”). The speakers will provide an overview of the organization’s various decision-making groups and will help you understand how and by whom domain name policy gets made. The speakers will offer information critical to any lawyer representing clients that use and protect domain names and will also explain ways in which one can get involved with ICANN.

CLE credit is not available for this webcast. 

Georges Nahitchevansky

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP (United States)

Georges Nahitchevansky is partner in New York office of Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton LLP.  He concentrates his practice in litigation and counseling on trademark, copyright and Internet matters across a broad spectrum of industries both in the U.S. and internationally.  He has extensive experience in handling U.S. and worldwide trademark and copyright online enforcement and dispute matters, including complex cross border and multi-jurisdictional disputes, and regularly advises and counsels on online enforcement programs, domain name registration programs, and U.S. and worldwide strategies for brand enforcement. Mr. Nahitchevansky is actively involved in ICANN, INTA and MARQUES with respect to Internet enforcement, rights protection mechanisms, domain names, social media and related policy issues. He also acts as a WIPO Panelist for cases brought under the UDRP.

Susan Payne

Com Laude (United Kingdom)

Susan Payne is a UK-qualified solicitor and Head of Legal Policy for Com Laude and Valideus.  Com Laude is corporate domain name registrar, providing online brand protection and portfolio management for brand owners, while Valideus helps brand owners, communities and businesses get the most out of the opportunities presented by dot brand, geographic and new gTLDs. Susan consults on TLD registry policies and agreements; deals with application conflict management on behalf of clients; and engages in ICANN policy development.  Susan is the chair of the INTA subcommittee of the Internet Committee dealing with subsequent rounds of new gTLDs and geographic names.  She is currently participating in the ICANN working groups developing policy on future new gTLDs and on rights protection mechanisms.   Susan is Secretary of ICANN’s Intellectual Property Constituency and one of the honorary legal advisors to the Brand Registry Group.   

Mark Stein (Moderator)

Mark Stein Law (United States)

Mark E. Stein is an experienced trial and transactional attorney whose practice is devoted to Intellectual Property law. Mr. Stein is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Intellectual Property Law and is A/v rated by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating available. He is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Mediator and a member of the International Trademark Association Panel of Trademark Mediators. 

Mr. Stein dedicates his practice to trademark, copyright, computer and internet law. He assists clients with trademark and copyright acquisition and counseling, intellectual property litigation and transactions and alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Stein has litigated, arbitrated and mediated cases in all areas of intellectual property law, including, trademark infringement, trade dress infringement, trademark counterfeiting, copyright infringement, patent infringement, unfair competition, federal trademark dilution, trade secrets violations, restrictive covenants, tortious interference, licensing and franchising, domain name disputes and a variety of intellectual property matters involving computers and the Internet. Mr. Stein has also counseled clients on trademark, copyright, trade secret and computer and Internet law issues and has provided guidance on documenting and protecting trade secrets, developing and protecting computer software and protecting trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property assets.

Mr. Stein is an active member of the International Trademark Association and is a member of the Internet Committee.  He is a member of Executive Council of The Florida Bar’s Business Law Section. Mr. Stein is also a member of the Florida Bar Standing Committee on Technology and has been certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a mediator.  


06/06/2019 at 10:00 AM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 06/06/2019
06/06/2019 at 10:00 AM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 06/06/2019