Doug Isenberg Speaks on "Why Domain Name Disputes Are at an All-Time High"


Doug Isenberg of The GigaLaw Firm gave a presentation on “Why Domain Name Disputes Are at an All-Time High” at the MarkMonitor Summit in New York on May 7, 2019.

In his presentation, Doug noted that a record number of complaints were filed at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) in 2018. Doug also explored other trends under the UDRP and attributed the increased activity to a number of factors, including the rise in overall domain name registrations, the increasing importance of top-level domain names, obstacles created by the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the growing domain name industry, and trademark owners’ recognition of the UDRP’s strengths.

Other speakers at the MarkMonitor Summit included representatives from Amazon, Salesforce, eBay, and more. The keynote speaker was Brian Krebs, an independent investigative reporter who writes about cybercrime and is probably best known for breaking stories on high-profile data breaches, including those that hit Target, Home Depot, Michaels, and Ashley Madison.

Doug Isenberg Chairs Workshop on IP and Tech Mediation and Arbitration

Doug Isenberg is chair of a workshop in Atlanta on “Fundamentals and Trends in IP and Tech Mediation and Arbitration.” Organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center and the Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance, the event will take place on March 19, 2019.

The all-day program features speakers from Atlanta and around the world (including from WIPO’s offices in Geneva) and will be held at modern, state-of-the art facilities at the Georgia State University College of Law’s building, home of the Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation. Continuing legal education credit (6 CLE hours anticipated) will be provided.

Registration fee includes the all-day workshop plus Georgia CLE, breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks and cocktail reception.

For a list of topics, speaker and other information, and to register for the workshop, click here. Discounted registrations are available until February 15, 2019.

Isenberg is a domain name panelist for WIPO, where he issues decisions under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).

Doug Isenberg Speaks in London on 'The Future of Domain Name Disputes'

Doug Isenberg spoke on the topic of “The Future of Domain Name Disputes” at the annual Domain Seminar in London on November 29, 2018.

The event — which taught attendees how to adapt their brands in an evolving domain landscape — was organized by MarkMonitor. In addition to Doug, speakers included representatives from registry operators and important brands.

Doug’s presentation focused on important new developments in domain name disputes, especially under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), which has seen a record number of filings in 2018. His topics included extensive examples of the growing importance of new top-level domain names and implications of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

GigaLaw Nominated for 'Best Legal Blog Contest'

Doug Isenberg’s GigaLaw blog — which last year earned a permanent place in The Expert Institute's Best Legal Blog Hall of Fame — has again been nominated for “best legal blog” in 2018, in the “Legal Tech” category.

The Expert Institute received thousands of nominations for its largest and most diverse Best Legal Blog Contest yet. More than 100 new blogs entered the competition this year with topics spanning from legal technology and news to law school and niche blogs. The Expert Institute narrowed the field of contestants to what it has called “the most exciting, entertaining, and informative legal blogs online today.”

Readers can vote for the GigaLaw blog on the contest website.

The GigaLaw blog regularly covers important and interesting developments related to online brand protection, especially domain name disputes such as cases and trends under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS). The GigaLaw blog’s posts are written by Doug Isenberg, a domain name attorney and domain name dispute panelist.

GigaLaw Receives Two 'Best Law Firms' Rankings for Technology Law

The GigaLaw Firm has received two rankings in technology law in the most recently released data published by the U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms" list: a tier 2 national ranking and a tier 1 regional ranking in Atlanta.

According to U.S. News and Best Lawyers: “Firms included in the 2019 Edition of ‘Best Law Firms’ are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.”

The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a combination of client feedback, information provided on the Law Firm Survey, the Law Firm Leaders Survey, and Best Lawyers peer review.

The GigaLaw Firm helps companies of all sizes protect their brands online — against cybersquatters, counterfeiters, copyright infringers and other bad actors on the Internet who use trademarks and content for their own advantage, without permission.

The GigaLaw Firm's founder, Doug Isenberg, is one of the most prolific and accomplished domain name attorneys in the world, having practiced in this area of the law for more than 20 years. The World Trademark Review has said that Doug is “a whiz on all things to do with Internet law and domain names”; and the Atlanta Business Chronicle has called him an “international authority on Internet law.”