Doug Isenberg attended the annual meeting of domain name panelists at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland, on December 3, 2014. The meeting was attended by more than 100 domain name panelists from around the world, representing 29 countries, including Australia, China, Japan, Mexico, the United States and many countries in Europe and other parts of the globe.
WIPO is the largest provider of services under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Policy (UDRP), the popular method of resolving competing claims to domain names. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, with a further office in Singapore, the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center was established in 1994 to offer alternative dispute resolution options, in particular arbitration and mediation, for the resolution of international commercial disputes between private parties. Developed by leading experts in cross-border dispute settlement, the procedures offered by the Center are widely recognized as particularly appropriate for technology, entertainment and other disputes involving intellectual property.
In addition to serving as a domain name panelist for WIPO, Doug regularly represents clients in domain name disputes and is also a panelist for the National Arbitration Forum (NAF), the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC) and the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre (BCICAC).