John McKeown, Counsel, Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP, to Speak at KG's Protecting Your Brand Against Cybersquatting: How Your Company Can Fight Back Live Webcast.
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About John McKeown
John focuses on providing advocacy and advice concerning intellectual property and related matters, including protecting trademarks, copyrights, patents, confidential information and misleading advertising claims under the Competition Act. He is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in Intellectual Property Law (TradeMarks/Copyright). He is currently the Chair of the Canadian Bar Association Trademarks Committee.
John is recognized as a leading trademark practitioner in Canada and globally in Best Lawyers in Canada and World Trademark Review.
John is the author of two textbooks dealing with trademarks, Brand Management in Canadian Law (Carswell 1st Edition, 2004; 2nd Edition, 2006; 3rd Edition, 2010 and a 4th Edition will be published in the near future) and Canadian Intellectual Property Law and Strategy: Trademarks, Copyright and Industrial Designs. (Oxford, 1st Edition, 2010, LexisNexis 2013 Edition, 2014 Edition and 2015 Edition).
John is also the author of Fox, Canadian Law of Copyright and Industrial Designs (3rd Edition, 2000; 4th Edition, 2003), the leading copyright textbook in Canada. The 4th edition has been released in a loose leaf format. John and the text have been referred to by both the Supreme Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal as an authoritative source.
About Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
For more than 35 years, Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber (GSNH) LLP has helped leading businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals successfully navigate the maze of corporate & commercial law to help protect and grow their businesses. Our mid-sized law firm is based in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada and provides advice across all major practice areas including Intellectual Property. As a mid-sized law firm, we are committed to providing the personalized service of a boutique law firm with the sophistication of a larger law firm.
The Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) defines cybersquatting as "registering, trafficking in or using an Internet domain name with bad faith intent to profit from the goodwill of a trademark belonging to someone else." Since the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) began issuing new generic top level domains (gTLDs), such as .xyz, the potential for cybersquatting has doubled in 2015.
With the current cutthroat backdrop, it is critical for businesses to maximize all the means to secure and protect their brands online. Although, there is no guaranteed way to protect brands online, a company can safeguard its business name by registering it as a trademark or through a defensive registration which allows the company to block its trademark across a specific TLD set.
It's imperative that industries react quickly to minimize the damage cybersquatting can cause. Fortunately, companies have a choice of legal regimes in combatting cybersquatters and seeking remedies for infringement. These include the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA), the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) System and the Trademark Post Delegation Dispute Resolution Procedure (PDDRP). While these legal options have similar objectives, they are constructed differently. Trademark owners should have an informed understanding of these ADR procedures to be able to choose appropriately.
In a two-hour live Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the latest and most significant issues regarding cybersquatting. Speakers will also offer best practices in developing and implementing an effective brand protection policy.
Key topics include:
• Cybersquatting - Overview
• Significant Nuances of New Top Level Domain Names
• Implications of Top-Level Domains to Brand Protection
• Prevention is King: it is imperative to protect your brand before problems arise
• Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act ("ACPA") offers the most powerful remedies when it applies
• The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy ("UDRP") and Uniform Rapid Suspension ("URS") System
• The Trademark Post Delegation Dispute Resolution Procedure ("PDDRP") supplements the UDRP and URS by providing comparatively a fast and inexpensive
• Significant Cases
• How Companies are Targeted
• Considering a Domain Name Dispute
• Regulatory Forecasts
• Best Brand Protection Practices
About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/
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|Date:||Mar 10, 2016|
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