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).