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

Includes a Live Event on 06/06/2019 at 10:00 AM (EDT)

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 pending

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.   


06/06/2019 at 10:00 AM (EDT)   |  75 minutes
06/06/2019 at 10:00 AM (EDT)   |  75 minutes