CADNA Update

CADNA‘s founding members held a preliminary call this week to discuss a timetable for taking action against cybersquatting. Representatives of CADNA’s founding members, which include AIG, Dell, Hilton, HSBC, Marriott, Richemont, Verizon, and Wyndham, agreed that swift and targeted action is necessary to combat the ever-worsening cybersquatting epidemic that plagues the Internet. To that end, new and prospective members are invited to attend the Coalition’s first general meeting in May, which is tentatively scheduled to take place on Monday, May 21st, in Washington, DC. The agenda for this meeting will include a presentation by Paul Martino of the law firm Alston & Bird that highlights his preliminary findings and strategic advocacy plan.

While the Coalition is gaining momentum, it is currently welcoming new members. If you are interested in learning more about cybersquatting, its effects on your business, and what CADNA is doing to reduce online brand abuse, please contact us. In addition, if you plan to attend the 2007 Annual Meeting of the International Trademark Association in Chicago and would like to learn more about CADNA from a member representative, please feel free to request a meeting.

Josh Bourne & Phil Lodico
Directors, The Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse