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.”

Doug Isenberg Speaks at Webinar on Rights Protection Mechanisms

Doug Isenberg, attorney and founder of The GigaLaw Firm, will participate in a webinar titled “Rights Protection Mechanisms in the Post-New gTLD World” on November 6, 2018.

The webinar will be hosted by MarkMonitor’s Director of Internet Policy and Industry Affairs, Brian King.

During the webinar, attendees will receive updates on these key areas:

  • Playing offense: overview of proactive blocking and brand protection mechanisms

  • UDRP and URS use over time, new case trends, and current state of the art

  • GDPR impacts, and proving a UDRP case with Temporary Specification-limited WHOIS data

To learn more and register for the webinar, click here.

Update: A recording of this webinar is now available on-demand here.

Doug Isenberg Attends WIPO Meeting of Domain Name Panelists

Doug Isenberg outside the offices of the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, October 8, 2018

Doug Isenberg outside the offices of the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, October 8, 2018

Doug Isenberg attended the annual meeting of domain name panelists at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva on October 8, 2018.

WIPO is an agency of the United Nations that helps governments, businesses and society realize the benefits of intellectual property. Its Arbitration and Mediation Center is the leading provider of domain name dispute services.

The meeting included presentations and discussions on important issues related to domain name disputes, especially current developments in the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and the impact of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

More than 100 domain name panelists from 31 countries attended the WIPO meeting.

Doug serves as a domain name panelist for WIPO as well as for the Forum (formerly the National Arbitration Forum), the Czech Arbitration Court, and the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre. Doug has written about 300 decisions in his role as a panelist.

In addition to serving as a domain name panelist, Doug regularly represents clients in domain name disputes under the UDRP, the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) and various policies that apply to country-code top-level domains (ccTLDs).