Session Leader: Diane Schroeder | Director of Board Support
Moderator: Kevin Murphy
In this interactive session, a panel of speakers will speak to the variety of proposals regarding the perceived need for defensive registrations of new gTLDs.
The New gTLD Program features carefully crafted, new protections for trademark owners and consumers. When considering applications for new top-level names, the process is designed to protect these important interests through independent objection and dispute resolution processes (and other processes). However now that the new gTLD application window has opened, parties have stated their perception that they will need to submit "defensive" gTLD applications as a means to protect their trademarks. ICANN has sought public comment on the sources of this perception and how it can be addressed.
Who should attend? Those interested in the New gTLD Program and have an interest in potential defensive registrations.