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AFNIC Workshop - 18 October 2011: "Protecting your name on the Internet"

September 20, 2011

Following the new legal framework for domain names since 1 July, AFNIC will be holding a new workshop entitled "Protecting your name on the Internet".

 

The purpose of the workshop on "Protecting your name on the Internet" set up by AFNIC is to discuss the legal issues faced by domain name holders and their consultants. Hosted by Isabel Toutaud, AFNIC Legal Affairs Director, Loïc Damilaville, AFNIC Deputy CEO, and Cécile Armetta, Chair of the Communication Committee at the French Institute of Patent & Trademark Attorneys (CNCPI), the workshop is organized around two main themes:

 

 

  • "Harmonizing the management of trademarks and domain names", with support for the new issue paper prepared jointly by AFNIC and the CNCPI,
  •  "Facilitating the resolution of disputes" with:

 

          - a presentation of the different procedures for resolving disputes

 

          - a presentation of the brand new dispute resolution system set up by AFNIC

 

Who should attend?

- Intellectual property consultants,

- Legal experts,

- Lawyers,

- Rights-holders,

- Large groups aware of the importance of the issues involved in Managing Trademarks and Domain Names…

 

Find out more

Register for the workshop "Protecting your name on the Internet"

 

Agenda

- 9:00: Welcome coffee

- 9:30: "Harmonizing the management of trademarks and domain names", by Loïc Damilaville, AFNIC Deputy CEO, and Cécile Armetta, Chair of the Communication Committee at the French Institute of Patent & Trademark Attorneys (CNCPI)

- 10:30: Coffee break

- 10:45: "Facilitating the resolution of disputes" by Isabel Toutaud, AFNIC Legal Affairs Director

- 13:00: Cocktail Lunch

 

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About AFNIC

Afnic (the French acronym for "Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération" i.e. the French Network Information Centre), is a non-profit association created in 1997. Appointed by the French State to manage domain names under the .fr Top Level Domain (TLD) it promotes use of .fr by entrepreneurs and individuals. As the historic manager with more than 3 million domain names in .fr to date, it is also positioned as a provider of technical solutions and registry services: it currently manages 14 projects for new gTLDs, including .paris and .bzh. Afnic is located in Saint-Quentin en Yvelines, where its staff of 80 works for the common good of the French Internet.