New gTLD Program – Consultation Session on Trademark Protection & Malicious Behavior

Wed 24 Jun 2009 - 14:00 - 17:30
Ballroom B (L3)

What it is |  This session is designed to discuss with the community two of the four overarching issues identified in the New gTLD Program: (a) trademark protection; (b) and potential for malicious behavior. This is the first of a series of consultation sessions ICANN staff is planning to conduct between June and August 2009. This session will be divided in two parts: (1) Trademark Protection - a panel of experts will present and discuss with the community several proposed mechanisms for enhancing protection of intellectual property rights in the New gTLD Program; (2) Malicious Behavior – a panel of experts will provide the community with an update of work done to identify and mitigate potential increases in malicious conduct following the introduction of new gTLDs.

Why it's important |  This session will provide an opportunity for the community to discuss the proposed mechanism that could potentially influence the changes to the upcoming version 3 of the New gTLD Draft Applicant Guidebook, currently scheduled for publication late Q3.

Who should attend? |  Business representatives; trademark and brand owners; IP Constituency; prospective New gTLD applicants and registrants. 

Related links and materials:

Final Report on Trademark Protection (pdf):

Public comment period on trademark report:

WIKI for Overarching Issues discussions:

New gTLD Program Page:

Agenda details: 

1:00 - 1:15 Introduction to the Overarching Issues

1:15 - 1:45 Trademark Protection presentations (IRT)

1:45 - 3:45 Consultation session part 1 - TM Protection

3:45 – 4:00 Coffee Break and transition between part 1 and 2

4:00 – 4:45Malicious Behavior presentations (various)

4:45 – 5:45 Consultation session part 2 – Malicious Behavior

5:45 – 6:00 Conclusions & Final Remarks

Presenters for Trademark Protection – Part 1

Introduction: ICANN Staff

Moderator: Bruce Tonkin ICANN Board


Russell Pangborn Managing Attorney , Microsoft Corporation

David Taylor Partner, Intellectual Property, Media & Technology , Lovells LLP

Mary W.S. Wong Professor of Law , Franklin Pierce Law Center

Jon Nevett Senior Vice President , Network Solutions LLC

Jeff Neuman Vice President, Law & Policy , NeuStar, Inc.

Eun-Joo MIN Head, Legal Development Section, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center

Presenters for Malicious Behavior – Part 2

Moderator: Greg Rattray ICANN


Rod Rasmussen APWG

Leigh Williams President, BITS

Greg Aaron Afilias /APWG

Beau Brendler ICANN At Large

Azrina Othman CyberSecurity Malaysia, APCERT