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Tuesday, January 12 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
GoDaddy: Developments in the Law of Domains
We will be discussing recent updates in domain law, especially as they relate to the use of trademarks in domain names.  Our discussion will focus primarily on the recent landmark case AMPAS v. GoDaddy.  The discussion will also touch on the 9th Circuit’s decision in Petronas v. GoDaddy, and will give some thought to future areas of litigation; e.g., private registration.

Potential Questions:

1.       As a registrant, am I now safe to register domains with trademarks?

2.       Why is GoDaddy involved in so many of these cases?

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Paul Nicks

Sr Director, Aftermarket, GoDaddy
Paul is responsible for Go Daddy‘s aftermarket division. He sets the strategic direction for the product, sales, and support teams that are key to GoDaddy’s focus on domainers. Paul joined the company in 2007 as a lead developer for domain name parking services and later was promoted to the Development Director before moving to his current role as Aftermarket Director. Prior to joining Go Daddy, Paul spent seven years as a software... Read More →

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Nicholas Beizer

VP & Deputy General Counsel, GoDaddy
Nick Beizer’s docket touches on all aspects of domains, and he has been deeply involved in landmark litigation regarding how domains continue to be monetized.  Prior to GoDaddy, Mr. Beizer worked at Network Solutions, and he has been active in the “law of the Internet” for over a decade.
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John Berryhill

Attorney, John Berryhill, LLC
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Phil Corwin

Counsel, Internet Commerce Association
Philip S. Corwin is Founding Principal of the Virtualaw LLC cyberlaw policy consultancy, as well as Of Counsel to the law firm of Greenberg & Lieberman. He currently serves as an elected representative of ICANN’s Business Constituency (BC) on the GNSO Council, which makes policy for all gTLDs, and served as Chair of the BC in 2015. He has been Counsel to the Internet Commerce Association (ICA) since its founding in 2015, representing... Read More →
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Aaron M. McKown

Partner, Ring Bender McKown & Castillo
Aaron’s practice focuses on the resolution of business disputes with an emphasis on Internet | and domain related claims.  Aaron was lead counsel for GoDaddy in the AMPAS v. GoDaddy  | case and has represented various clients, including GoDaddy, in state and federal courts  | throughout the United States related to domain disputes.

Tuesday January 12, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Session Room: ICA Stage