Online Brand Abuse and Internet Governance Forum

12:30PM – 1:30PM | October 6, 2010 | Washington, DC

Practical Strategies to Tackle Cybersquatting Today & the Role of US Legislation in Deterring Cybersquatting in the Future

  • How the business of cybersquatting works and why it pays to infringe on brands’ trademarks
  • How brands can target the infringements that are harming business and consumers most
  • How legislation can change the economics of cybersquatting and the behavior of bad actors


Nao Matsukata
Senior Policy Advisor
Alston & Bird, LLP


Josh Bourne

Ewa Abrams
Director – Attorney
Tiffany & Co.

Daniel Glantz
Assistant General Counsel 
American International Group, Inc

Doug Isenberg
Attorney at the GigaLaw Firm
UDRP panelist at WIPO
Adjunct Professor at Georgia State University College of Law

Ted Suzuki
VP & Associate General Counsel


The Evolution of Cybercrime and How to Combat It

  • Counterfeiting, phishing, malware, spam and spyware – what’s next?
  • Invisibility, evasion, proxy services and WHOIS – what should be done?
  • IP addresses, networks and registrars – who’s responsible for stopping abuse?


Nao Matsukata


Anthony J. Ferrante
Special Agent
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Christopher Leckinger
Special Agent
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Charles Pavelites
Supervisory Special Agent
Federal Bureau of Investigation,
Internet Crime Complaint Center

Alexander Southwell
Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law

Introduction to ICANN

  • What it is, how it began, and how it works
  • Developments on, issues with, and possible solutions to ICANN policy


Kieren McCarthy
General Manager at Global Internet Business Coalition

New TLD Discussion

  • New TLD: facts and unknowns
  • What issues and opportunities brands should consider


Nao Matsukata


Mitch Bompey
Executive Director, Legal and Compliance
Morgan Stanley

Josh Bourne

John Kirkpatrick
URL Manager 
American International Group, Inc.

Harley Lewin 
McCarter & English LLP

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