CIIDRC’s Panel of neutral arbiters will serve as decision makers in domain name disputes. Our panelists, authorized through a thorough verification process, are professionals in the domain name dispute resolution field.

Panelist City Prov/State Country Language(s)
Bedarida
Fabrizio
Milan Italy Italy English, Italian Read More >
Fabrizio is an Italian and European trademark attorney. Since 1996, his practice has focused on internet-related legal issues. He has represented complainants and respondents in domain name disputes under the UDRP and various ccTLD dispute policies. He has been appointed as an administrative panelist in over 180 proceedings under the ICANN Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy as a sole panelist, presiding panelist and co-panelist, and also in many proceedings under the .it dispute pol

Specialist in intellectual property law. Italian and European trademark attorney. Trademark Consultant. Intellectual property: specialist in Italian/ international and foreign trademark filing and prosecution; trademark infringement, opposition proceedings before the Italian Patent and Trademark Office, unfair competition/copyright infringement. Property asset value assessment (patents/ trademarks, knowhow). Official Expert at the Court of Milan. Internet-related IP matters: legal aspects of domain names vs. trademark policies/ domain name grabbing and litigation. Expert in procedures for reassigning generic top level domains (UDRP), adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), to resolve disputes on .gtld’s (i.e., .com, .org/ .net, .biz etc.), and of country code Top Level Domains (i.e.: .it, .eu, etc. etc.). Out-of-court negotiations. I have been professionally responsible for protecting intellectual property on the internet since 1997.

Since 1997, daily practice of intellectual and industrial property law (e.g. trademarks), internet domain name disputes, e-commerce, unfair competition/ distribution and licensing/ protection/ and domain name registrations. Strategy for the protection and defense of intellectual property rights on the web, including settlements, counterfeiting, transfers, cancellations, UDRP procedures, out-of-court negotiations and settlements.

As Dispute Resolution Panelist concerning cctld .it/ rendered 31 decisions. As WIPO Domain Name Panelist concerning both country code and generic Top Level Domain/ rendered 147 decisions. As CAC Domain Name Panelist concerning .eu and generic Top Level Domain, rendered 45 decisions. Whereas as a representative of complainants and/or respondents handled approximately 180 UDRP (or slight variation of UDRP) cases.

Internet-related:

Member of the Italian Naming Authority.

Member of the Arbitration Committee, constituted c/o the Italian Naming Authority.

Member of ICANN At-Large Community.

Global Member of the Internet Society (ISOC).

Member of the Internet Society (Italy Chapter of ISOC).

IP-related:

Registered Italian Trademark Attorney – Member of the Order of Industrial Property

Consultants (Trademark Section No. 912, year 1999).

Registered European Trademark Attorney at the EUIPO (European Intellectual Property

Office), Alicante, Spain, Office of Community trademarks (registration No. 5838, year 2000).

Official Technical Expert at the Court of Milan (trademark economic evaluation) 2009.

Intellectual Property Law

Degree in Economics and Commerce. University of Pisa, Pisa – Italy

Registered Italian Trademark Attorney – Enrolled member of the Order of Consultants in

Industrial Property (Trademark Section No. 912 year 1999);

Registered European Trademark Attorney at the EUIPO – European Union Intellectual

Property Office, Alicante, Spain, competent office on the subject of community marks

(registration No. 5838 year 2000)

Official Expert at the Court of Milan (trademark economic evaluation) 2009.

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Brown
Neil
Melbourne Australia Australia English The Hon Neil Brown QC is a Queens Counsel in Australia and has had a distinguished career in government and the law. He is a qualified arbitrator and mediator practicing in international and domestic matters in the commercial, communication, intellectual property and governmental fields. He is a leading arbitrator and adviser on internet domain name disputes. He was a Minister in the Federal Government in Australia and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Murdoch University in Western Australia. Read More >
The Hon Neil Brown KC is a Kings Counsel in Australia and has had a distinguished career in government and the law. He is a qualified arbitrator and mediator practicing in international and domestic matters in the commercial, communication, intellectual property and governmental fields. He is a leading arbitrator and adviser on internet domain name disputes. He was a Minister in the Federal Government in Australia and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Murdoch University in Western Australia.

The Hon Neil Brown KC is a Kings Counsel in Australia and has had a long and distinguished career in government and the law. He was a Minister in the Federal Government in Australia in charge of portfolios in Attorney-General’s, Communications and Employment and Youth Affairs. In the law, he has appeared in every jurisdiction in Australia and has had experience in commercial, intellectual property, town planning and taxation matters. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Murdoch University in Western Australia. He is a qualified arbitrator and mediator practicing in international and domestic matters in the commercial, communication, intellectual property and governmental fields. He is a leading arbitrator and adviser on internet domain name disputes. Representative cases include:

  • International arbitrations on the sale of goods.
  • A long series of arbitrations, advice, lecturing and tutoring on domain names.
  • Two arbitrations on GST (VAT) relating to small business.
  • Arbitration of a dispute on the international sale of goods between India and the United States.
  • Arbitration of a dispute on the sale of Australian wine to the USA.
  • Arbitration of a dispute between NSW /overseas principal and Victorian agent.
  • Alternative dispute resolution hearing on the price of electricity.
  • Mediation of a dispute on competing proposals for the development of a large tract of land in New South Wales.
  • Mediation of dispute on the provision of fringe benefits under a group of remuneration contracts relating to Fringe Benefits Tax.
  • Mediation on breach of service contract involving IP.
  • Mediation of large construction dispute over steel fixing.
  • Mediation of a dispute on restraint of trade on former employees and directors.
  • Mediation of dispute between lender and shareholders and directors of company.
  • Dispute on the terms of a consultancy agreement.
  • Numerous mediations on quality of work, claims for extras and delays in works.
  • Mediation of several disputes between a private health insurer and groups of private hospitals on the degree of reimbursement to be paid by the insurer to the hospitals.
  • Mediation of several disputes between universities/research institutions and investors on the commercialization of inventions.

Practiced in dispute resolution tribunals, arbitration and mediation since 1964
Qualified Arbitrator and Mediator of The Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators, Australia since 2004
Fellow and Chartered Arbitrator of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Intellectual property, Society of Australia and New Zealand

Maintaining website on domain name arbitration at www.domaintimes.info
Extensive writing and lecturing on arbitration and mediation, including domain name arbitration.

Intellectual Property Law, Accounting Law, Banking Law, Commercial Law, Commercial Law – Development, Company Law, Consumer Law, Contract Law, Corporate Law, Defamation Law, Education Law, Employment Law, Engineering Law, Entertainment Law, Estate Law, Financial Services, Fine Art Law, Fine Art Law, General Civil Law, Government Law, Health Law, Information Access Law, Information Technology Industry, Insurance Law, International Law, Land Use Law, Life Science Law, Mining Industry, Municipal Law, Corporate Law – Organizational Change, Partnership Disputes, Performing Arts Industry, Planning, Printing Industry, Privacy Law, Product Liability Law, Professional Negligence Law, Professional Organizational Law, Public Policy, Public Utilities Industry, Publishing Industry, Real Estate Law, Resource Industry, Resource Management Law, Royalties Law, Sale of Goods Law, School Law, Small Business Law, Societies Law, Sports Law, Tax Law, Team Facilitation, Trade Law, Trademark Law, Estate Law – Trusts, University Disputes, Vendor Law, Estate Law – Wills, Workplace Law – Staff

University of Melbourne, LLB 1963

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Chiasson
Craig
Vancouver British Columbia Canada English Craig has been practicing Intellectual Property Law, acted as counsel in international commercial arbitrations and in investor-state arbitrations under bilateral investment treaties and other multilateral investment treaties, for both respondent States and claimant investors. Craig has acted as counsel in international commercial arbitrations and in investor-state arbitrations under bilateral investment treaties and other multilateral investment treaties, for both respondent States and claimant investors.Read More >
Craig has been practicing Intellectual Property Law, acted as counsel in international commercial arbitrations and in investor-state arbitrations under bilateral investment treaties and other multilateral investment treaties, for both respondent States and claimant investors. Craig has acted as counsel in international commercial arbitrations and in investor-state arbitrations under bilateral investment treaties and other multilateral investment treaties, for both respondent States and claimant investors.

Craig has acted as counsel in international commercial arbitrations and in investor-state arbitrations under bilateral investment treaties and other multilateral investment treaties, for both respondent States and claimant investors.

His international commercial arbitration experience (past and present) includes, representing:

  • A Canadian pharmaceutical development company in an ICC arbitration
  • An English marine equipment company in an ICC arbitration
  • A Canadian mining company in an UNCITRAL arbitration
  • A Portuguese cement company in an ICC arbitration
  • A US satellite manufacturer in an ICC arbitration and ad hoc proceedings
  • A Korean shipbuilding company in an ICC arbitration
  • A French nuclear power plant contractor
  • A major international financial institution in an ICC arbitration
  • An Albanian mobile telephone company
  • A Russian energy company in an ICC arbitration
  • A Canadian software company in two international arbitrations under the BCICAC rules
  • A Greek financial institution in a dispute relating to the purchase of a foreign financial institution

His investment treaty experience includes advising:

  • An European State on issues arising out of an investor’s claims for breach of the Energy Charter Treaty relating to the revocation of power-generation concessions
  • An African State on issues arising out of an investor’s claims for breach of a bilateral investment treaty relating mining rights
  • An international energy company on issues arising out of its claims for breach of relevant bilateral investment treaties in relation to its assets in a South American State
  • An international energy company on issues arising out of its claims for breach of relevant bilateral investment treaties in relation to its assets in a CIS State

Craig has also acted as tribunal secretary to Jan Paulsson in Pantechniki S.A. Contractors & Engineers v. Republic of Albania (ICSID Case No ARB/07/21) and in an ICC case to Noah Rubins relating to the dismantling, transportation and reconstruction of a steel plant.
He has appeared as counsel in ICC, UNCITRAL, ICSID, SCC, BCICAC and ad hoc arbitration proceedings and in the Appeal, Supreme, and Provincial Courts of British Columbia

  • Member of the Roster of Arbitrators of the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre (BCICAC)
  • Member of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Canada’s Arbitration Committee, including as a member of its list of arbitrators
  • Advisory Board Member of the International Arbitration Law Project of the Uniform Law Conference of Canada
  • Member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)
  • Member of the London Court of International Arbitration
  • Advisory Board Member of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration
  • Member of the International, Canadian and Vancouver Bar Associations
  • Contributor to International Law Office on issues of international arbitration

Intellectual Property Law, Banking Law, Company Law, Competition Law, Conflict Law, Construction Law, Contract Law, Financial Services, Fine Art Law, General Civil Law, Information Technology Industry, International Law, Investment Treaty, Multi-Party Disputes, Partnership Disputes, Product Liability Law, Resource Industry, Sale of Goods Law, Securities Law, Shareholder Disputes, Shareholder Rights, Trade Law

Qualified Solicitor of England and Wales, 2011
Qualified Barrister and Solicitor of the Law Society of BC, 2002
University of Alberta, LLB, 2001
University of British Columbia, BEd, 1995
University of British Columbia, BA, 1992

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Chiasson
Edward
Vancouver British Columbia Canada English, French Ed Chiasson is a retired Judge of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia as of December 11, 2015. He has thirty-nine years of civil litigation experience, including twenty plus years in arbitration. He was an administrative panelist in over 100 proceedings under the ICANN Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy as a sole panelist, presiding panelist and co-panelist.Read More >
Ed Chiasson is a retired Judge of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia as of December 11, 2015. He has thirty-nine years of civil litigation experience, including twenty plus years in arbitration. He was an administrative panelist in over 100 proceedings under the ICANN Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy as a sole panelist, presiding panelist and co-panelist.

Ed Chiasson is a retired Judge of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia as of December 11, 2015.
He has thirty-nine years of civil litigation experience, including twenty plus years in arbitration. He has appeared in all courts of British Columbia, Alberta, the Supreme Court of the Yukon Territory, all divisions of the Federal Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Ed has appeared as counsel and acted as an arbitrator or mediator in domestic and international proceedings in Canada, France, England, United States, Hong Kong and Singapore involving parties from Eastern and Western Europe, North America, the Pacific Rim and India. The arbitrations have been both ad hoc and institutional, including proceedings under UNCITRAL Rules, the American Arbitration Association, the International Chamber of Commerce, the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre and the International Centre of Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Mediations include acting under the Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Centre for the Americas (CAMCA).

He sat on FTA Chapter 19 bi-national panel – two as chair. He was also an Arbitrator in a NAFTA Chapter 11 arbitration and was an administrative panellist in over 100 proceedings under the ICANN Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy the STOP procedure as a sole panellist, presiding panellist and co-panellist.

He completed mediation training in a program sponsored by the Centre for Public Resources (CPR), over four days, including extensive role-playing.

Ed Chiasson has spoken at many conferences and had many publications on the topic of ADR.

He was the Hunter Professor of Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, City University of Hong Kong 1995-1996 and
taught an ADR seminar at UBC School of Law for 12 years.

Ed was an associate at Harper Grey Easton – 1967-1969; associate and partner Ladner Downs (Borden Ladner Gervais LLP) -1969-2006.

He as been involved in a number of community activities including Chair of the Vancouver Symphony Society Board.

Aboriginal Law, Banking Law, Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Construction Law, Engineering Law, Environmental Law, Franchise Law, Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law, Maritime Law, Real Estate Law, Tax Law, Technology Law.

B.A., Notre Dame College and University of British Columbia, 1963
LL.B., University of British Columbia, 1966

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Cicchetti
Tina
Frisco Texas US English Tina Cicchetti is a leading arbitration practitioner based in Vancouver, Canada. As of 1 September 2017, Tina practices as an independent Resident Neutral at Vancouver Arbitration Chambers (VAC). She has served as sole arbitrator and tribunal chair in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations. Tina also has extensive experience as counsel in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations.Read More >
Tina Cicchetti is a leading arbitration practitioner based in Vancouver, Canada. As of 1 September 2017, Tina practices as an independent Resident Neutral at Vancouver Arbitration Chambers (VAC). She has served as sole arbitrator and tribunal chair in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations. Tina also has extensive experience as counsel in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations.

Tina Cicchetti is a leading arbitration practitioner, an independent Neutral with Vancouver Arbitration Chambers (VAC) and a Member Arbitrator at Arbitration Place in Toronto. She has served as sole arbitrator and tribunal chair in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations and as panelist in CIIDRC disputes. Tina also has extensive experience as counsel in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations.

Before joining VAC, Tina was a partner of Fasken, a Global Arbitration Review top 100 firm (GAR 100) in 2016 and 2017. Tina has almost 20 years of experience in the resolution of complex commercial disputes. From the beginning of her career, her focus has been on arbitration as a means of commercial dispute resolution. She is regularly asked to speak on the topics of arbitration and alternative dispute resolution and has authored several articles on the subject. Since 2019 Tina has been a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Canadian Journal of Commercial Arbitration.

From 2003 to 2011, Tina taught international commercial disputes as an Adjunct Professor at the UBC Faculty of Law. She has taught arbitrator training courses for ICDR Canada and presented at numerous CLEs, conferences and online seminars on various aspects of arbitration practice. Tina has been involved in more than 15 International arbitration matters and been appointed as sole arbitrator and chair in disputes under the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Rules and ICDR/AAA Rules. She also has advised on matters under other arbitration rules including the, American Arbitration Association (AAA), International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA), Swiss Rules, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC, formerly the BCICAC).

  • Chambers Global Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators – Canada, since 2017
  • Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders: Arbitration, 2019, 2021
  • Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2016 – 2021
  • The Best Lawyers ® 2018 Vancouver International Arbitration “Lawyer of the Year”
  • The Best Lawyers ® in Canada 2017-2019 for International Arbitration
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert ® Directory2014- 2020 consistently recommended for International Commercial Arbitration
  • Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US-Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers 2014 – 2020 for International Commercial Arbitration
  • Who’s Who Legal Future Leaders – Arbitration 2017 – 2018
  • Expert Guides Rising Star2015 – 2017
  • Lexpert®: Canada’s Leading Litigators 2014
  • Named as a “litigation star” for arbitration in Canada by Benchmark Canada, 2013-2014
  • Past Chair, International Arbitration Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (ICC Canada), 2018-2020
  • ICDR/AAA Panel Member
  • CPR Panel Member
  • CUSMA (formerly NAFTA), Chapter 19 Panel Member
  • CIIDRC Panel Member
  • ITA Board of Reporters (Canada)
  • Board Member, Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society (WCCAS) (formerly WCART)
  • Adjunct Professor, International Commercial Disputes, Faculty of Law, The University of British Columbia (2003 – 2011)
  • Advisory Board Member, Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners (YCAP)
  • Advisory Board Member, Canadian Journal of Commercial Arbitration
  • Executive Committee Member, California International Arbitration Council (CIAC)
  • Program Co-Chair, USC Hollinger ADR Program
  • NAFTA 2022 Advisory Committee
  • Member, International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Member, International Congress on Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)
  • Member, ICC Canada
  • Member, ADRIC
  • Member, Scottish Arbitration Centre
  • Member, Arbitral Women

Intellectual Property Law, Construction Law, Contract Law, Foreign Investment Law, General Civil Law, International Expropriation Law, International Law, Mining Industry, Partnership Disputes, Franchise Disputes, Resource Industry, Transportation Law

Mediating the Litigated Case, Straus Institute, Pepperdine Law School – 2018

LLB, University of British Columbia – 2000

BBA (Hons.), Simon Fraser University – 1996

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Deane
Robert
Vancouver British Columbia Canada English Robert Deane is a partner with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. He is the National Leader of the Firm's International Trade and Arbitration Group. Recognized as the 2017 "Vancouver International Arbitration Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in Canada®. Mr. Deane’s arbitration practice includes work with the LCIA Rules, the ICC Arbitration Rules, the AAA’s International Arbitration Rules (ICDR), the Arbitration Rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce etc. Read More >
Robert Deane is a partner with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. He is the National Leader of the Firm's International Trade and Arbitration Group. Recognized as the 2017 "Vancouver International Arbitration Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in Canada®. Mr. Deane’s arbitration practice includes work with the LCIA Rules, the ICC Arbitration Rules, the AAA’s International Arbitration Rules (ICDR), the Arbitration Rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce etc.
  • Recognized as the 2017 “Vancouver International Arbitration Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in Canada®.
  • Recognized in the 2016 edition (and since 2011) of Chambers Global — The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Dispute Resolution — British Columbia, Dispute Resolution — Arbitration).
  • Recognized in the 2016 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2016.
  • Recognized in the 2017 and 2016 editions of Chambers Canada — Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Dispute Resolution: British Columbia, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration).
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2017 edition (and since 2012) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Advertising and Marketing Law, Class Action Litigation, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration, and Privacy & Data Security Law).
  • Recognized in the 2016 and 2015 editions of the Legal 500 Canada (International Trade).
  • Recognized in the 2016 and 2015 editions of Benchmark Canada — The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys as a “Local Litigation Star: British Columbia” and a “Litigation Star: Arbitration, Commercial, Competition, Intellectual Property”.
  • Member, Executive Committee, ICC Canada, 2011-present
  • Past Regional Representative for North America (Canada), Young International Arbitration Group — London Court of International Arbitration
  • Member: Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners, 2010-present; Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society, 2010-present; Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society, 2010-present
  • Former Chair, Editorial Board, Working Group on Best Practices for Electronic Document Discovery and Production in Canada (Sedona Canada)
  • Member, Advisory Board, The Institute for Transnational Arbitration, 2009-present

Mr. Deane has been involved in numerous significant arbitration proceedings throughout North America, Asia and Europe.

Mr. Deane represented the United Mexican States in NAFTA Chapter Eleven arbitral proceedings and related court proceedings before the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada (Metalclad Corp. v. United Mexican States; Feldman v. United Mexican States; Bayview Irrigation District v. United Mexican States; Corn Products International Inc. v. United Mexican States; Cargill Inc. v. United Mexican States). Mr. Deane also appeared for the United Mexican States in Waste Management Inc. v. United Mexican States, and has provided advice on numerous other NAFTA Chapter Eleven and other investment treaty arbitral proceedings.

Mr. Deane’s arbitration practice has also provided him with opportunities to work with the LCIA Rules, the ICSID (Additional Facility) Rules, the ICC Arbitration Rules, the American Arbitration Association’s International Arbitration Rules (ICDR), the Arbitration Rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, the Domestic and International Arbitration Rules of the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre, and the National Arbitration Rules of the ADR Institute of Canada, among others.

Robert Deane is a partner with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, based in Vancouver, Canada. He is the National Leader of the Firm’s International Trade and Arbitration Group, and a member of the Partnership Board, the Firm’s governing body. He also serves as the Co-National Leader of the Privacy and Data Security Group and as the Vancouver Regional Leader of the Advertising, Marketing and Sponsorship Law Group. Robert practises international and domestic commercial arbitration, commercial litigation, privacy law, intellectual property litigation and advertising/competition law. He is ranked nationally and internationally as a leading lawyer in these areas.

Robert has experience in all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada, and in numerous significant international commercial arbitration proceedings in North America, Asia and Europe under the LCIA Rules, the ICC Rules, the ICSID (Additional Facility) Rules, the American Arbitration Association’s International Arbitration Rules, the Arbitration Rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, the Domestic and International Arbitration Rules of the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre, and the National Arbitration Rules of the ADR Institute of Canada, among others.

Prior to joining BLG, Robert was a law clerk to the Honourable Madam Justice Beverley McLachlin, Supreme Court of Canada (now the Rt. Honourable Beverley McLachlin, PC, Chief Justice of Canada).

LLB, University of Victoria, 1998 (Law Society of BC Gold Medallist)
BA, Simon Fraser University, 1995
British Columbia, 2000

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Dreyfus
Nathalie
Paris France France English, French, German Read More >

Founder of Dreyfus & Associates, Nathalie Dreyfus is a specialist in Intellectual Property Law and French and European trademark attorney. She is a certified judicial expert approved by the French Supreme Court (Court of Cassation), and a renowned expert consultant of the Court of Appeals of Paris, as well as of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre and the National Arbitration Forum (NAF). She is also an expert in all issues related to the Internet and new technology.

Books:

Author in Pascale Luciani Boyer’s book, « L’élu(e) face au numérique : De la puissance publique à la puissance citoyenne, un défi majeur des territoires », 2015 (protection of the name of territorial authorities as trademarks) ;

Author of the book Marques et Internet, protection, valorisation, défense, Edition Lamy

Atteintes aux marques sur l’internet – typologie des atteintes, prévention, sanction, Domaine.info, Edition Delmas, 2ème édition 2006;

Co-author of the book « Marque, dessins et modèles : Stratégie de protection, de défense et de valorisation, Edition Delmas

Marques et noms de domaine de l’Internet, Droit des technologies avancées, Edition Hermes, Volumes 8

Editor of the Dreyfus blog containing articles on legal news related to trademarks, patents, copyrights, Internet, domain names, Web 3.0 and new technologies

Since 1992, I have been able to manage issues related to intellectual property law (trademarks, designs, copyright, patent) both in France and abroad. Throughout the years and the opening of my own firm, Dreyfus, I have diversified my areas of expertise. In this regard, I also deal with domain name disputes, phishing, web 3.0 as well as compliance issues regarding domain names;

Strategy in relation to the protection and defence of intellectual property rights on the web, including settlements, counterfeiting, transfers, cancellations, UDRP procedures, out of court actions, follow up of court actions;

Adjunct professor at the University of Strasbourg and at the National School for the Judicial Profession, and regularly speaks at conferences in France and abroad;

Numerous conferences in France and abroad.

Expert or Panelist:

Certified judicial Expert approved by the Court of Cassation (French Supreme Court)

Certified judicial expert by the Paris Court of appeal

World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Center (WIPO)

Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation (CEPANI)

Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Center (ADNDRC)

Czech Arbitration Court (.eu et gTLD)

Arab Center for Domain Name Dispute Resolution (ACDR)

National Arbitration Forum (NAF)

Italian Center for Arbitration and Mediation in Intellectual Property (MFSD)

French Public Investment Bank (PIB)

National Institute of Industrial Property (NIIP)

Member:

National Council of Companies of Legal Experts (CNCEJ)

European American Chamber of Commerce (EACC)

International Trademark Association (INTA)

Association of Trade Mark and Design Law Practitioners (APRAM)

Friends of the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) (AACEIPI)

Cyberlex the New Technologies Law Association

International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (AIPPI)

French Association of Information and Telecommunications Law (AFDIT)

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN IPC)

European Community Trademark Association (ECTA)

Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group (PTMG)

European Association representing the interests of trademark owners (Marques)

Copyright Law, International Property Law, International Law, Technology Law, Trademark Law.

Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), trademarks – designs;

DEA in Intellectual and Industrial Property Law, University of Paris II, Panthéon-Assas;

Master’s degree in law, University Robert Schuman, Strasbourg;

“Certificate of English Legal Studies”, University of Leicester, United Kingdom.

Intellectual Property Attorney

European Trademark Attorney

TEACHING

 Lecturer in the continuous training of magistrates at the National School of the Judiciary (NSJ) since 2014 – Intellectual Properties program under the direction of Mrs. Sophie DARBOIS, Counsel at the French Court of Cassation, Dean of the Commercial, Financial and Economic Chamber, and Mrs. Vivianne LEGALL, Referendary Counsellor at the First Civil Chamber of the French Court of Cassation.

Lecturer in the Intellectual Property Master’s program at Lyon II Lumière, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012

Lecturer, domain name law course, University of Créteil, 2007- 2010

Lecturer in the Master of Multimedia Law and Computer Systems of Strasbourg University 2010-2020

Delivery of numerous conferences in France and abroad

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Effler
Barry
Winnipeg Manitoba Canada English He is a Chartered Arbitrator designated by the ADR Institute of Canada in 1996. He is an expert in intellectual property rendered numerous decisions related to .ca domain names. He is a Past President and national director of the ADR Institute of Canada, Inc. Mr. Effler is a Past Chair, National ADR section Canadian Bar Association. Mr. Effler has conducted arbitrations in a wide range of areas since 1996.Read More >
He is a Chartered Arbitrator designated by the ADR Institute of Canada in 1996. He is an expert in intellectual property rendered numerous decisions related to .ca domain names. He is a Past President and national director of the ADR Institute of Canada, Inc. Mr. Effler is a Past Chair, National ADR section Canadian Bar Association. Mr. Effler has conducted arbitrations in a wide range of areas since 1996.

Currently, Mr. Effler is employed with the Province of Manitoba. Previously, as a lawyer in private practice, Mr. Effler practiced commercial/corporate, franchise and international contract law.

He is a Past President and national director of the ADR Institute of Canada, Inc., formerly known as the Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Canada and the Canadian Foundation for Dispute Resolution.

Barry Effler is a Past Chair, National ADR section Canadian Bar Association.

His past business experience includes serving as Chief Operating Officer of two corporate groups in the security industry and franchising business and as Executive Vice President of a software developer.

Arbitration

  • He is a Chartered Arbitrator designated by the ADR Institute of Canada in 1996, a lecturer in arbitration law, contract, real estate and evidence law, and instructed the Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Manitoba arbitration training program for over 10 years
  • Mr. Effler has conducted arbitrations in a wide range of areas since 1996
  • Appointed as a Chartered Arbitrator (Fellow) by the ADR Institute of Canada in 2008

Mediation

  • He is practicing commercial and labour mediator and was approved by the Law Society of Saskatchewan to practise as mediator in 1992/li>
  • Barry Effler is a past Member of Training Advisory Group for Mediation Services of Manitoba- organised training and training standards for volunteer mediators in court annexed victim offender mediation and community dispute mediation.

Among Mr. Effler’s activities with the ADR Institute of Canada, he was:

  • Past Chair, National Arbitration Rules drafting committee
  • Past Chair, National Commercial Mediation Rules revision committee
  • Drafted the General Operating By-law and the Discipline Procedures By-law
  • Committee Member, National Chartered Mediator designation standards
  • Committee Member, National Chartered Mediator designation accreditation

Areas of competence include:

  • Conducting arbitrations and mediations
  • Neutral fact finding

Intellectual Property Law, Commercial Law, Construction Dispute Law, Contract Law, Corporate Law, International Law, Labour Law, Real Estate Law, Treaty Land Entitlement Claims

Bachelor of Laws, (LL.B.), 1983
Master of Laws, (LL.M.), 2011

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Efstathiou
Stefania-Despoina
Munich Germany English, German, French, Greek Read More >
Stefania Efstathiou is an alternative dispute resolution and IP lawyer with a particular focus on domain name arbitration. Stefania is a qualified attorney in Greece and Germany (expected 2022) and holds three LL.M. titles. She also serves as a Panelist/Arbiter in UDRP and .eu disputes for other organizations and has extensive professional experience in the field of dispute resolution.

Stefania Efstathiou has extensive professional experience in the field of domain name arbitration and has participated in more than 250 domain name arbitration cases. She is a qualified attorney-at-law in Greece and Germany (expected 2022) and holds three LL.M. titles. She also serves as a Panelist/Arbiter in UDRP and .eu disputes for the Czech Arbitration Court and participates regularly in academic and professional events on (domain name) arbitration and IP law.

Efstathiou, Gender Diversity in International Arbitration, The Law – Women in Law Special Edition, 2020/2021

Stefania serves as a Panelist/Arbiter in UDRP and .eu disputes for the Czech Arbitration Court since 2020 and has participated in more than 250 domain name arbitration cases.

Stefania is an Ambassador for Arbitrator Intelligence, an Advisory Board member for MediateGuru and regularly participates as an Arbitrator in various arbitration moot courts, such as the Willem C. Vis Moot or FDI Moot. Further, she is a soft skills trainer for the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) and a member of various professional organizations, such as DIS40, GRUR, Young ICCA, ICC YAF, Young ICSID, Young ITA, YSIAC, Arbitral Women, ASA 40 etc.

Intellectual Property Law, Domain Name Law and Arbitration, International Commercial Arbitration, International Investment Law, Investment Arbitration, Data Protection Law, Commercial Law, Contract Law

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich –  LL.M. Eur. in European and International Economic Law
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich – LL.M. in German Law
International Hellenic University, Thessaloniki, Greece – LL.M. in Transnational & European Commercial Law, Mediation/Arbitration and Energy Law
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece – LL.B.

Dear Madams/Sirs,

I hereby submit my application for the position of the Panelist under the UDRP and the CIRA Policy.

My credentials and my experience so far can be proven by my submitted credentials and my passion for arbitration in general can be reflected in my academic path of multiple LL.M.s that have substantiated my knowledge on IP and arbitration and especially in the field of domain name dispute resolution. I am passionate about this intersection of the mentioned legal fields, namely IP (mostly in the form of trademark law) and arbitration and therefore, will be conducting my research in the framework of a PhD in the field of domain name arbitration in the future.

Further, I am a hard-working professional, who sticks to the deadlines even if under pressure and tries to deepen her knowledge anytime an opportunity arises. I am an enthusiast of innovative projects and thus, have a rather extensive voluntary participation in associations that promote the future of arbitration, i.e. Arbitrator Intelligence and CyberArb. I am eager to join your team of Panelists and open to any assistance regarding publications and/or presentations for/of the Center.

Looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,
Stefania-Despoina Efstathiou, LL.M. mult.

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Erdle
Michael
Toronto Ontario Canada English Read More >
Michael Erdle co-founded Practical Resolutions Inc. in 2011, to help parties resolve business and commercial disputes in an efficient, cost-effective way, through facilitated negotiation, mediation and arbitration. Michael is one of Canada’s most experienced and qualified commercial dispute resolution professionals. He has more than 25 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer, specializing in technology and intellectual property.

Michael Erdle co-founded Practical Resolutions Inc. in 2011, to help parties resolve business and commercial disputes in an efficient, cost-effective way, through facilitated negotiation, mediation and arbitration. Michael is one of Canada’s most experienced and qualified commercial dispute resolution professionals. He has more than 25 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer, specializing in technology and intellectual property. Michael has negotiated countless agreements and assisted clients in resolving a wide variety of commercial disputes.

He is a trained and experienced facilitator, mediator and arbitrator.

Since 2005, Michael has successfully mediated resolutions in shareholder and joint venture matters, computer software development and implementation projects, copyright, trademark, patent and trade secret disputes. He has acted as sole arbitrator in cases involving ownership of intellectual property, software licensing, system implementation, and other commercial and contract issues. He has acted as mediator/arbitrator in several matters.

Michael is a director of the ADR Institute of Ontario and the ADR Institute of Canada. He is a past president of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, a past director of the Canadian IT Law Association and a past chair of the Toronto Computer Lawyers Group. Michael has written and spoken on many current issues in technology and intellectual property law, including: dispute resolution; software development and licensing; electronic commerce; domain names; and outsourcing. He has lectured at Osgoode Hall Law School and McGill University.  He currently teaches a course in “Powerful Negotiation Skills” at University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies.

  • Advanced Mediation Workshop, World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Center, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Advanced Mediation Course, Stitt Feld Handy & University of Windsor Law School, Toronto, Ontario
  • International Commercial Arbitration (Accelerated Path to Fellowship), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Intensive IP Arbitration Course, Canadian Bar Association & ADR Institute of Canada
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Ontario
  • 2015 Best Lawyers in Canada®– Alternative Dispute Resolution, Information Technology Law,       Technology    Law
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory– Leading Practitioner, Computer & IT Law
  • Lexpert / American Lawyer Guide to the Leading Lawyers in Canada– Technology Transactions
  • IAM 250: The World’s Leading Patent and Technology Licensing Lawyers
  • Who’s Who Legal Canada– Internet & E-Commerce
  • The International Who’s Who of Internet, e-Commerce & Data Protection Lawyers

Intellectual Property Law, Commercial Law – Corporate, Contract Law, Entertainment Law, Fine Arts Law, Information Technology Law, International Law, Partnership Law, Professional Disputes –Negligence, Publishing Industry, Sale of Goods Law, Small Business Law, Technology Law, Trademark Law

Osgoode Hall Law School, LLB, 1986

Carleton University, Bachelor of Journalism, 1978

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Fashler
Robert
Vancouver British Columbia Canada English Rob has been practising law since 1980 and has been a Canadian trademark agent since 1984. Rob has deep experience with intangible property and technology. This includes the establishment and structuring of proprietary rights, the commercialization of intangible assets, the enforcement of rights, and dispute resolution on a local, national and international basis.Read More >
Rob has been practising law since 1980 and has been a Canadian trademark agent since 1984. Rob has deep experience with intangible property and technology. This includes the establishment and structuring of proprietary rights, the commercialization of intangible assets, the enforcement of rights, and dispute resolution on a local, national and international basis.

Rob Fashler, FCIArb., is counsel in the Vancouver office of Vanguard IP LLP, practising in the fields of intellectual property and technology law.
Rob has been practising law since 1980 and has been a Canadian trademark agent since 1984. Rob has deep experience with intangible property and technology. This includes the establishment and structuring of proprietary rights, the commercialization of intangible assets, the enforcement of rights, and dispute resolution on a local, national and international basis.
Rob has significant experience in various industry sectors, including, e-business, software, computer equipment, beauty and cosmetics, automotive, aviation, mining, forestry, telecommunications, clean technology, education, government, food, finance, alcoholic beverages, life sciences, retailing, and consumer products.
Rob has unique capabilities in arbitrating and mediating disputes involving IP and technology. He is an arbitrator and mediator with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the World Intellectual Property Organization, the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre, Resolution Canada, and the National Arbitration Forum. Rob has served on numerous panels determining domain name disputes under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), and the Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (CDRP) of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA).

On the dispute side, Rob Fashler has represented the successful parties in numerous challenging disputes.

On the commercial side, Mr. Fashler has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating a wide variety of IP/IT contracts. He also acts as the chief intellectual property counsel on asset acquisitions and financings.

He is frequently called on by clients to provide high-level strategic advice that encompasses a variety of key issues, such as the design of international ownership and licensing structures.

  • Member of British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre
  • Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • Member of International Trademark Association
  • Member of National Arbitration Forum
  • Member of Resolution Canada

Rob Fashler has been an adjunct professor with Osgoode Hall Law School serving as the British Columbia Regional Director and a local instructor for Osgoode Hall’s LL.M. in E-Business Program.

Recognition:
Canadian Who’s Who, 2010
Best Lawyers in Canada 2010, Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law and Technology Law
Lexpert, Technology, Computer and Information Technology Law

Aviation Law, Copyright Law, Intellectual Property Law, Life Science Law, Mining Industry, Technology Industry, Trade-mark Law.

McGill University, B.A., 1976
University of British Columbia, LL.B., 1980

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Freeman
Claude
Toronto Ontario Canada French Read More >
Claude Freeman, has over 30 years of solid business experience, he is an accomplished mediator and arbitrator, with 20 years of arbitration experience including matters of intellectual property, code of conduct reviews, mergers and acquisitions, contract issues, insurance, and transportation. Claude has been appointed to several prominent mediation and arbitration rosters including the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA). He is fluently bilingual.

Fluently bilingual, Claude’s academic background includes studies in both Business Administration and Aviation Sciences (Commercial Pilot) and Dispute Resolution Law.

Combined with over 30 years of solid business experience, he is an accomplished mediator and arbitrator, with 20 years of full-time civil/commercial mediation, arbitration and fact-finding practice, including matters of employment/workplace, finance, accounting, intellectual property, code of conduct reviews, mergers and acquisitions, contract issues, insurance, and transportation. Claude has been appointed to several prominent mediation and arbitration rosters, and one of his arbitration decisions has been published in the 2007 Canadian Patent Reporter.  His practice has included review/adjudication/appeals of several hundred disability/injury/insurance matters, and is approved as a workplace specialist for the Federal Government. He is also an approved arbitrator by the Province of Quebec to conduct arbitrations under the New Home Warranty Plan. He is also very familiar with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles).

Claude has authored and published close to 30 papers, articles, and media events on Dispute Resolution, and has taught/co-taught a number of courses and seminars, and has mentored several new mediators to the profession.

Claude initially trained as a Mediator and Arbitrator with the Quebec National and International Commercial Arbitration Centre, and has earned a Masters Degree in Dispute Resolution Law, and his designations as Chartered Mediator and Chartered Arbitrator.

Mediation Rosters

  • Roster Mediator, Ontario Mandatory Mediation Program – Toronto/Ottawa/Windsor
  • Member of Walkerton Mediator Roster
  • Federal Department of Justice – Resolution Neutral
  • General Insurance Ombudservice
  • Canadian Human Rights Commission
  • Canadian Portfolio Management Association of Canada
  • Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD)
  • Ombudservice Life & Health Insurance (OLHI)

Arbitration Rosters

  • Canadian Internet Registration Authority
  • KPMG – Ontario/Quebec Workplace Arbitrator Panel
  • Financial Services Company Dispute Roster
  • Canadian Human Rights Commission
  • Canadian Portfolio Management Association of Canada
  • Canadian Transportation Agency
  • Major Insurance Company Misrepresentation Dispute Arbitrator
  • American Commercial Dispute Resolution Centre
  • ADR Chambers
  • Tribunal Appointment: Appointment by Governor-in-Council/Privy Council as member of the Federal Transportation Appeals Tribunal, 9/03
  • ADR Institute of Ontario and Canada
  • ADR Institute Chartered Arbitrator/Mediator Designations Approval Committee
  • Ontario French Lawyers Association (A.J.E.F.O.)
  • Quebec National and International Commercial Arbitration Centre (Q.N.I.C.A.C.)
  • American Arbitration Association (A.A.A.)
  • Quebec Mediation and Arbitration Institute (I.M.A.Q.)

Intellectual Property Law, Corporate Law, Employment Law, Insurance Law, Multi-Party Disputes, Personal Injury Law, Aviation Law

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Gray
Brian
Toronto ON Canada English Read More >
I was formerly a senior partner at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada. Prior to that I was National Head of the Intellectual Property Department at McCarthy Tetrault, and before that co-founder of the Intellectual Property Group at Blake Cassels. I have had experience in negotiation and settling disputes in intellectual property (patents, trademarks and copyright), technology, licensing, advertising and media matters for over 40 years.

WIPO  Arbitrator;  INTA Panel of Trademark Mediators.  World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)  Advanced Workshop on Domain Name Dispute Resolution. WIPO Advanced Workshop on Arbitration Disputes, Basic Mediation Training by International Trademark Association, member IP Neutrals of Canada.  Lead counsel in many mediations and arbitrations concerning entertainment contracts, copyright infringement, patent infringement, trade-secrets, trade-libel, and including mediations which involved multiple patent lawsuits.  Mediator regarding contracts relating to software, entertainment, trademarks and licensing disputes.

I have advised some of the most creative people in the world such as James Cameron, creator of Avatar, and some of the most iconic brands such as Barbie and Heinz, Weight Watchers and American Eagle. I have represented e-commerce and telecom companies such as Nortel in licensing disputes. I have represented movie studios, publishers, banks, software developers, chemical companies and theatre companies. I have been counsel in some of the largest technology licensing disputes in Canada. Please see specific subject headings at www.briangraylaw.com for specific experience and including work in media, advertising, technology, almost all creative and technical industries, biotechnology and information technology.

I have been a judge of the Fox Intellectual Property Moot for ten years and recently a judge on the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.

Numerous papers given to  IP organizations and committees and many other papers too numerous to mention. See list at www.briangraylaw.com

Notably I wrote a chapter on Trademark Opposition for the National Judicial Institute to train judges on opposition matters.

I authored and edited a book “Industrial Design Rights, An International Perspective” Kluwer ((2020)  and contributed chapters in “The Law of Raw Data” by Czychowski and Nordemann Kluwer (2021) and a chapter in “The Art Collecting Legal Handbook” Boesch & Sterpi, Thomson Reuters (2016), new edition 2013  (Edward Elgar Publishing)

Counsel in entertainment arbitrations concerning entertainment and movie distribution contracts and adviser to an International Chamber of Commerce arbitration in New York.

I was an arbitrator in a misleading advertising dispute conducted by Advertising Standards Canada,

I am on the panel of arbitrators for the World Intellectual Property Association.

I have been a mediator in a number of trademark disputes, and a computer licensing dispute. And I have been counsel in many cases that went to mediation regarding copyright, trademark and patent matters. I have been counsel in international patent arbitration concerning US and Canadian patents.

I have been an expert witness in two mediations concerning professional responsibility concerning IP practice.

Have given presentations on Arbitration and Mediation to the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) and to the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC). Many other papers and presentations on intellectual property matters to the International Bar Association, International Trademark AssociationFellow, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (Member at various times of: Joint Liaison Committee for Patents, Trade-mark Legislation Committee, Trade Related Intellectual Property Committee, Patent Legislation Committee, Copyright Legislation Committee, Litigation Committee)Overseas Member of the Institute of Trade Mark Agents (UK)1989-2016,International Bar Association (co-chairman of Intellectual Property committee)Consistently ranked as one of the leading Intellectual Property Lawyers in Canada and have been listed as one of the top 500 lawyers in Canada multiple times. See details at www.briangraylaw.comOn the panel of arbitrators for World Intellectual Property Organization and panel of mediators of the International Trademark Association

Intellectual Property, Technology, Software, Licensing, Trademarks, Advertising, Entertainment, Media, Art Law, Publishing, Copyright, Defamation, Small Technology Start-ups in pharmaceutical and other fields of technology.

Barrister and Solicitor

Patent Agent, Trade-mark Agent

Ontario Call to the Bar 1979

Trade-mark Agent Canada 1979

Patent Agent Canada 1980 Patent Agent United States 1980

B.A. (1971, Cornell University) Chemistry and History (Dean’s List for academic excellence 1971), Photography Editor the Cornell Daily Sun 1969-1971 and President of SDX Journalism Honorary.

M.A. (1974, Cornell University) Government, International Relations (Western European Studies Fellowship)

LL.B. (1977, University of Toronto)

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Henrique
Duarte G.
Lisbon Portugal Portugal English, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese Read More >
Duarte G. Henrique is a Lawyer, Arbitrator and Legal consultant, with vast experience in Litigation and Arbitration, IT Law, IP Law and Corporate Law. He is also an Arbitrator at “Arbitrare – Arbitration Centre” a Portuguese Institutionalized arbitration Centre, legally able to resolve disputes over industrial property (trademarks and patents), ".PT" Domain names, trade names and corporate names. He is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish, French.

Duarte Henriques is a lawyer and arbitrator based in Lisbon – Portugal. Since 1990, he has acted as both counsel and arbitrator in a number of litigation and arbitration cases related to investment disputes, banking & finance, corporate, commercial, distribution and construction disputes. Duarte Henriques has a strong experience in advising and securing “third-party funding” for clients.

Duarte Henriques advises major banking and finance institutions, insurance companies, companies in the energy sector, bio-pharmaceutical companies, and technology / software solution providers in litigation and arbitration disputes.

Duarte Henriques has also a solid experience in the transactional practice. He regularly advises clients in matters related to corporate law, mergers and acquisitions / joint ventures, construction, commercial law (including distribution, franchising, and licensing), labour law, procurement, and real estate (see list of relevant matters attached).

He is ranked as Thought Leader in Arbitration by Who’s Who Legal and recommended by “WWL” Arbitration 2019 as a “go-to lawyer in Portugal, standing out for his extensive knowledge of commercial and investment treaty disputes.”

  • 2013 – (present) – Member of the Portuguese Panel of Arbitrators of the International Film and Television Alliance
  • 2013 – (present) – Arbitrator at “Arbitrare – Arbitration Centre” (Lisbon, Portugal): ARBITRARE is a Portuguese Institutionalized arbitration Centre, legally able to resolve disputes over industrial property (trademarks and patents), “.PT” Domain names, trade names and corporate names as well as compulsory arbitration to resolve disputes over generic drugs (www.arbitrare.pt).
  • 1990 – (present) – Lawyer
  • 1988 – 1990 – Trainee and Lawyer at Jardim, Sampaio, Magalhães e Silva e Associados
  • Lawyer, Arbitrator and Legal consultant, with vast experience on Litigation and Arbitration, IT Law, IP Law, Copyright Law, Corporate Law, Commercial Law and Civil Law.
    • As lawyer has experience with major Portuguese IT / IP companies, insurance companies and others, dealing with corporate and commercial law, IT / IP law, litigation and arbitration.
    • As arbitrator and lawyer at arbitration procedures has experience with domestic and international arbitration on Copyright Law, IP Law, Contracts Law and Corporate Law, both institutionalized and ad hoc

Member of the following Arbitral Institutions:

  • Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Centre
  • International Distribution Institute
  • Korean Commercial Arbitration Board
  • Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA)
  • China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC)
  • Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) – Panel of Arbitrators for Intellectual Property Disputes
  • Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)
  • Singapore International Arbitration Centre (Reserve Panel of Arbitrators)
  • Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration
  • Permanent Arbitration Court at the Croatian Chamber of Economy
  • WIPO List of Arbitrators
  • Vancouver International Arbitration Centre
  • Arbitral Tribunal of the International Film and Television Alliance (IFTA)
  • Arbitrare Arbitration Centre for trademarks, patents, .pt domain names, corporate names, generic drugs (Lisbon, Portugal).

Intellectual Property Law, Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Competition Law, Contract Law, Entertainment Law, Find Arts Law, Performing Arts Law, Information Technology Law, International Law, Online Dispute Resolution Law, Partnership Disputes, Sale of Goods Law, Technology Law, Trademark Law

Advanced PIDA Training – International Commercial Arbitration – ICC Paris (Oct. 2013)

Advanced Training PIDA – Advanced Training in International Commercial Arbitration – ICC Paris 2013

Advanced Practice Seminar – Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) – Como, Italy 2014

Advanced Practice Seminar – Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) – Badenweiler, Germany, 2015

Advanced Practice Seminar – Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) – Frankfurt, Germany, 2018

Graduate in International Trade Law (Contracts and International Arbitration) – 2004-2005

Graduate in Accounting, Financial Analysis and Business Assessment at “Universidade Nova de Lisboa” – 1998

Law degree at Faculty of Law of University of Lisbon, 1988

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Isenberg
Douglas
Atlanta Georgia United States of America English Doug Isenberg has been called an “international authority on Internet law” by Atlanta Business Chronicle. Since 1996, his legal practice has focused on Internet-related legal issues. Isenberg has written numerous decisions pursuant to the UDRP. He has represented complaints and respondents in domain name disputes under the UDRP and various ccTLD dispute policies, including the largest-ever UDRP filing, which resulted in the transfer of 1,519 domain names.Read More >
Doug Isenberg has been called an “international authority on Internet law” by Atlanta Business Chronicle. Since 1996, his legal practice has focused on Internet-related legal issues. Isenberg has written numerous decisions pursuant to the UDRP. He has represented complaints and respondents in domain name disputes under the UDRP and various ccTLD dispute policies, including the largest-ever UDRP filing, which resulted in the transfer of 1,519 domain names.

Doug Isenberg, an attorney in Atlanta, Georgia, has been called an “international authority on Internet law” by Atlanta Business Chronicle. Since 1996, his legal practice has focused on Internet-related legal issues, and he is the author of a widely praised book published by Random House in 2002, The GigaLaw Guide to Internet Law. As a domain name panellist for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC), Isenberg has written numerous decisions pursuant to the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and the Premium Name Trademark Application Rules for .mobi. As an attorney in private practice, Isenberg has represented complaints and respondents in domain name disputes under the UDRP and various ccTLD dispute policies, including the largest-ever UDRP filing, which resulted in the transfer of 1,519 domain names. A frequent speaker on the Internet law issues, Isenberg founded and since January 2000 has published GigaLaw.com, a website that provides daily updates about high-tech legal developments.

  • “Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star,” Law & Politics (published in Atlanta magazine), October 2005
  • One of “Seven Rising Stars,” Atlanta Jewish Life magazine, November/December 2002

Current:

  • Founder, The GigaLaw Firm
  • Adjunct Professor of Computer and Cyberspace Law, Georgia State University College of Law
  • Domain Name Panelist, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • Domain Name Panelist, Czech Arbitration Court (CAC)
  • Founder and Publisher, GigaLaw.com
  • Co-Founder and President, cc:Clients

Previous:

  • Of Counsel, Needle & Rosenberg, P.C.
  • Manager, Legal Affairs, Meridian Management SA
  • Associate, Alston & Bird LLP
  • Associate Editor, Business Atlanta magazine
  • Reporter, Gwinnett (Ga.) Daily News
  • Chair (2005-06), Intellectual Property Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
  • Founding Member, Intellectual Property Advisory Board, Georgia State University College of Law
  • Charter Member, Atlanta Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
  • Member, ICANN’s Intellectual Property Constituency
  • Board of Trustees, Temple Sinai (Atlanta), 2002-04
  • Board of Trustees, Anti-Defamation League, Southeast Region, 2002-03

Information Technology, Intellectual Property, Online Dispute Resolution, Technology, Trademark

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, 1990
Juris Doctor, cum laude, Georgia State University College of Law, 1996

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Kowarsky
Claire
Zug Zug Switzerland English, German Read More >
Claire Kowarsky is a commercially-focused dual-licensed, US and Australian lawyer whose practice is influenced by her background as a marketer. She has extensive experience in domain name disputes as representative in cases involving a wide range of substantive issues. She has extensive experience in domain name disputes as a panelist and representative in cases involving a wide range of substantive issues.

Ms Kowarsky concentrates her practice in the areas of intellectual property and general commercial law.

She has had in-house lead responsibility for the IP portfolio of major global brands, as well as extensive private practice experience.

Since 2019 she has been a co-owner and director of Swiss IP consulting firm HSS IPM.

Risks, rewards and retweets: Social media, marketing and the law
Publication date: Mar 2014
Publication description: Law Institute Journal (cite as March 2014 88 (03) LIJ, p.46)

Social Media and the Law in Australia
Publication date Apr 16, 2012
Publication description: Amex for Business Australia

UDRP Panelist with the Czech Arbitration Court since 2021.

Represented clients in disputes related to domain names, including ccTLDs, gTLDs and many new gTLDs before the World Intellectual Property Organization, Czech Arbitration Court, The South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL), Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Nominet, Canadian International Internet Dispute Resolution Centre, utilizing the respectively applicable Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy.

Negotiated the acquisition of several high-profile domain names.

Lawyer – Australian Practicing Certificate – Practitioner Number: P0033739
Texas International Lawyers’ Society (Not-for-profit organization) – Founding Board Member
International Trademark Association (INTA), Member of the Future of IP on the Internet Sub- Committee (2020-2021)
Houston Intellectual Property Association (HIPA) 2021 – present

Intellectual property law, in particular domain names, trademarks, copyright, portfolio management and strategy.
International contracts and general commercial law.
Privacy and data protection (including GDPR).

2021 – Master of Laws, US Law – University of Houston Law Center, GPA 3.792
2009 – Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, The College of Law, Melbourne
2009 – Bachelor of Laws (Hons) – Deakin University, Australia
2000 – Bachelor of Business (Marketing) with Distinction – RMIT University, Australia

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Kreider
David
Auckland New Zealand English, Mandarin (spoken and written) David is an independent Chartered Arbitrator, attorney and solicitor, with arbitration offices in Hong Kong and New Zealand. He resides in Auckland.Read More >
Mr. Kreider’s 30+ year legal career includes 14 years as general counsel to telecommunications giants China Mobile and Vodafone, senior securities regulatory roles in New York and Hong Kong, and as a trial lawyer with a major Wall Street law firm. He served as panelist in more than 130 Internet domain name cases, resolving more than 350 disputed domain names. Many of his decisions were written by him in Chinese.

Mr. Kreider’s 30+ year legal career includes 14 years as general counsel to telecommunications giants China Mobile and Vodafone, respectively, senior securities regulatory roles in New York and Hong Kong, and more than a decade as a trial lawyer with a major Wall Street law firm.

He has been appointed presiding arbitrator, sole arbitrator or co-arbitrator in more than 30 international arbitration references, including ICC, HKIAC, SIAC and ICDR administered and ad hoc proceedings. He has also served as panelist in more than 130 Internet domain name cases, resolving more than 350 disputed domain names. Many of his panel decisions were written by him in Chinese.

Currently the Chairman of the New Zealand National Committee of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, he was an Alternate Member on the Court from 2014 to 2017.

Mr. Kreider is a licensed solicitor and attorney-at-law in England, Hong Kong, New York, New Jersey, California, Florida and Washington, D.C. He speaks and reads Mandarin Chinese in addition to English.

  • Presiding arbitrator in a Singapore-seated dispute between Asian parties arising out of a trademark license agreement.
  • Emergency arbitrator in a Hong Kong seated shareholder dispute between P.R. China and offshore parties arising out of a corporate restructuring agreement.
  • Appointed president upon joint nomination by the co-arbitrators in a Seoul seated dispute between Asian parties arising out of a technology licensing agreement.
  • Sole arbitrator in a Hong Kong seated dispute between Japanese and Chinese parties arising out of agreements for the sale and purchase of precision scientific equipment.
  • Co-arbitrator in a Singapore seated dispute between Asian parties arising out of various hotel management agreements.
  • Co-arbitrator in a Macao seated dispute between Macanese and Indochinese parties concerning a gaming joint venture.
  • Co-arbitrator in a Hong Kong seated dispute arising from a settlement agreement between shareholders.
  • Co-arbitrator in a Singapore seated dispute between Bermudan and Indonesian parties arising out of an agreement for the sale and purchase of telecommunications equipment.
  • Co-arbitrator in Hong Kong seated arbitral proceedings involving a dispute between Dutch and Chinese parties to a hotel management agreement.
  • Sole arbitrator in a Hong Kong seated trademark licensing dispute between Japanese and Chinese parties.
  • Co-arbitrator in 4 Hong Kong seated references between a Singapore claimant and Asian and off shore respondents alleging breach of a share purchase agreement and related guarantees.
  • Co-arbitrator in 5 Singapore seated references by a U.S. based securities broker alleging breach of customer agreements by multiple Asian respondents.
  • Sole arbitrator in a trademark licensing dispute seated in Hong Kong between Dutch and Chinese parties pertaining to the manufacture and distribution of luxury clothing and household furnishing products.
  • Sole arbitrator and chairman, respectively, in 2 related Hong Kong seated proceedings involving a trademark licensing dispute between Singapore and Chinese parties pertaining to a luxury hotel brand in China.
  • Co-arbitrator in a dispute seated in Toronto over a trademark licensing and product distribution agreement for water treatment technologies.
  • Chairman in a dispute seated in Singapore between Australian and Malaysian parties to a software distribution and trademark licensing agreement.
  • Co-arbitrator in a Hong Kong seated dispute between a UK telecommunications company and a Chinese telecommunications VAS (Value Added Services) provider for breach of an acquisition agreement.
  • Co-arbitrator in a Hong Kong seated ad hoc arbitration between U.S. and Chinese parties involving a failed acquisition agreement and telecommunications and IP licensing issues.
  • Sole arbitrator in a Singapore seated dispute arising under an agreement between a Singapore ISP (Internet Services Provider) and a Singapore hotel management company for the installation of a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) telecommunications network.
  • Sole arbitrator under a contract between Singapore parties for the construction and testing of a POS (Point-Of-Sale) computer system.
  • Chairman of the New Zealand National Committee of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (Sept. 2016 – present). Responsible for proposing arbitrators to the ICC Court in Paris where the latter is called upon to appoint an arbitrator under Article 13(3), and for recommending new Court Members for appointment by the ICC World Council.
  • Alternate Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris (June 2014 – June 2017). Decides the appointment of arbitrators and their awardable fees; conducts Article 33 (ICC Arbitration Rules 2012) scrutiny reviews and approvals of final arbitral awards.
  • Chartered Arbitrator of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London (Since 2006). “Chartered” status is the highest level of membership in this global qualifications body.
  • Faculty member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London. Regularly instructs the Institute’s Diploma Course in International Commercial Arbitration.
  • Member of the New Zealand Markets Disciplinary Tribunal (July 2013 – April 2017). Appointed by the New Zealand Government to serve on this independent disciplinary body, which conducts hearings to determine and impose penalties for financial market misconduct under the rules of the New Zealand Stock Market.

Intellectual Property Law, Information Technology Law, Software and Luxury Goods Licensing, E-gaming, Digital Assets, Meida,  Financial and Hospitality Industry Disputes.

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration, 2007
Doctor of Law, University of Miami School of Law, 1981
Bachelor of Arts, East Asian Studies, Muhlenberg College, 1978
Oberlin-in-Taiwan Intensive Program in Chinese Studies, 1975-76

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Leonardos
Gabriel Francisco
Sao Paulo SP Brazil English, Portuguese, German Read More >
Gabriel Leonardos, LLM, MBA, Masters in Law, has more than 30 years of experience in intellectual property law. Mr. Leonardos is a senior partner of the Brazilian firm Kasznar Leonardos, and is recognized by international rankings as one of the world’s leading IP practitioners. He acts in litigation before the courts; advises on licensing agreements, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyright and unfair competition and works as an arbiter and mediator IP and contract law.

35 years of experience as lawyer in Brazil, acting in multi-jurisdiction dispute resolution, litigation before the Courts and giving legal advice to clients in Brazilian and international Intellectual Property and Tax Law.

Gabriel Leonardos is the current President of the Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property – ABPI. He is a former president of the Brazilian-German Chamber of Commerce of Rio de Janeiro (2006-2009) and current an honorary president of the Chamber; he was Vice-president of ABAPI in the terms 1996-2001 and 2006-2013; Member of the Panel of Neutrals of INTA since 2003; Published book: “Taxation of Technology Transfer” (Ed. Forense, Rio de Janeiro, 1997); International Federation of Intellectual Property Counsels – FICPI; German Association of Intellectual Property – GRUR; Consulting Board of the Brazilian Association of Financial Law – ABDF; International Fiscal Association – IFA; Board of Directors of the Center for Studies of Law Firms – CESA. Elected “2013 and 2018 Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in the category Intellectual Property, jurisdiction Rio de Janeiro; Recommended by the renowned trademark guide WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals (2012 – 2022); Recommended by the guide IAM Patent 1000 (2013 – 2022); Recommended by the guide The Legal 500 – Latin America (2012 – 2021); Recommended by IP Stars (2018 – 2022); Recommended by the guide Leaders League (2018 – 2021); Listed (Band 1) among the Brazilian IP leading lawyers by Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America and Chambers Brazil (2014 – 2022). Listed as a reference in Trademarks by WWL (2018 – 2020).

The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center appointed Gabriel F. Leonardos as the sole panelist for over 120 decisions for domain name disputes. Mr. Leonardos is also a member of the Dispute Board of ABPI in charge of rendering decision under the “.com.br” ccTLD, and in that capacity he has already rendered approximately 15 decisions.

MBA in Corporate Finance from FGV University, Rio de Janeiro (2018); Master’ Degree in Financial Law from the University of São Paulo – USP (1996); LLM (Ludwig-Maximilian University – Munich, Germany, 1989); Guest Research Fellow Max Planck Institute – Germany (1988-1989); Graduated in Law from State University of Rio de Janeiro – UERJ (1986).

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Levin
Richard C.
Dallas Texas USA English, French (work and read) Read More >
Richard Levin is an independent international and domestic arbitrator specializing in complex disputes, with a special focus on Intellectual Property cases. He has been named to the Panel of International Arbitrators for the AAA and ICC. Given his extensive experience in complex matters he has developed the ability to quickly analyse and evaluate intricate and seemingly convoluted matters as well as multi-jurisdictional or parallel cases.

Richard’s practice is directed to international arbitration disputes. He has served as counsel and arbitrator in numerous disputes under the AAA, ICC, ICDR, and ICSID rules. His primary areas of expertise are antitrust, competition, IP, joint ventures, and construction, with industry expertise in energy, chemical, retail, real estate, arts, and sports. He has also handled in the competition area major M&A deals, having led the negotiations and antitrust analyses of international joint ventures and acquisitions, and antitrust compliance issues as well.

Richard is a member of the International Arbitration Institute, the Association Suisse De L’Arbitrage, International Council for Commercial Arbitration, and other organizations relating to international arbitration, as well as the Arbitration Commission of the International Court of Arbitration (ICC), and a member of the former Task Force on Arbitrating Competition Law Issues and the Task Force on Reducing Time and Expense in Complex Arbitrations.

He has been awarded as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has been named to the Panel of International Arbitrators for the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, AAA, and ICC. He is also a member of the Center for American and International Law’s List of Energy Arbitrators and a member of the American Arbitration Association Roster of Neutrals, as well as the LCIA database of arbitrators in London and several other institutions throughout the world, including WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization),KLRCA (Kuala Lumpur),CRCICA (Cairo),VIAC (Vienna) and the Arbitration Center at the Institute of Modern Arbitration (Moscow). Richard has also been named to the Tech List at the SVAMC (Silicon Valley), a peer vetted selection of “the world’s leading technology neutrals,” and is profiled on the Global Arbitration Review Arbitrator Research Tool (GAR ART). He has been selected to be a member of CPR: International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) “Panel of Distinguished Neutrals”.

Richard has been a member of three person tribunals and acted as sole arbitrator in a number of disputes at the ICDR, ICC, and AAA.  He has extensive training through courses sponsored by the AAA, ICDR, ICC and other institutions.  As counsel, he has been at the cutting edge in many cases he has handled, including one of the first Chapter 11 NAFTA disputes under ICSID rules and one of the first arbitrations of antitrust/competition issues under ICC rules.

He has substantial pro bono experience representing children with learning disabilities in their legal issues with their schools. He is a member of COPAA (Parents, Attorneys, and Advocates).

International Bar Association and other organisations.  See http://www.richardlevinarbitration.com

Intellectual Property Law, Corporate Law, Company Law, Competition Law, Conflict Law, Contract Law, Defamation Law, Entertainment Law, Environmental Law, Fine Art Law, Foreign Investment Law, General Civil Law, Health Care Law, Hospitality Law, Human Rights Law, Information Technology Law, International Law, Mining Industry, Multi-Party Disputes, Partnership Disputes, Sports Law, Tourism Law, Trade Law. Transportation Law, Technology Industry

Richard received his B.A. from Tulane University in 1967 and his J.D. in 1970 from Georgetown University, where he was a member of the law journal Law and Policy in International Business. Following law school, he clerked for the Honorable John C. Godbold, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. After his clerkship, he was an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City where he practiced in the Litigation Section. He is a member of the Texas Bar and the Dallas Bar Association.

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Levine
Gerald
New York New York USA English Read More >
Gerald M Levine is a consulting attorney on matters relating to intellectual property rights management, trademarks, domain names, & cybersquatting; he is a commercial and intellectual property litigator, arbitrator and mediator.

Gerald M. Levine is a consulting attorney on matters relating to intellectual property rights management, trademarks, domain names, & cybersquatting; he is a commercial and intellectual property litigator, arbitrator and mediator. He is the author of a Domain Name Arbitration, a treatise crafted for trademark owners and domain name registrations on trademarks, domain names & cybersquatting (Second Edition, July 2019. He has published widely in print and online magazines and journals on arbitration, trademark, and domain name issues.

Served as solo, chair, and wing on a variety of commercial disputes involving liability claims and contract disputes in real estate and business contexts. Roster of mediators for the Commercial Division, New York State Supreme Court, New York County (commercial disputes); and have served as chair and wing on disputes before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

ACE 20 – Cyber Security: A Shared Responsibility, 2019; AAA ACE 19 Case Finances: What Arbitrators Need to Know, 2019; ACE 18 – Arbitrator Performance and Demeanor ~ Meeting Participant Expectations, 2018; Judith S. Kaye Arbitration Competition, 2017; Keeping It Real: How Arbitrators Handle Witness Credibility, 2017; ACE 14 ~ Red Flags & Risk Areas: Challenges to Arbitrator Authority, 2017; Dealing With the Pro Se Party in Mediation and Arbitration, 2016; AAA eDiscovery: Arbitration in a Digital World ACE12, 2016; AAA Initial Discovery Protocols for Employment Arbitration Cases, 2015; AAA Dispositive Motions: When to Make Them; When to Grant Them, 2015; AAA eDiscovery: Arbitration in a Digital World ACE12, 2015; AAA Top Techniques for Improving Arbitration Case Management Efficiency, 2015; AAA Raising Your Game: FINRA arbitration training; Winning Practice Tips for Advocates in Employment Arbitration 2014; AAA Managing a Successful Arbitration 2014; AAA Advanced Mediation Series: The Extent (or Limit) of Mediator Influence to Effect Settlement, New York, 2014; AAA Guided Choice: Innovations in Mediation to Get Better Settlements at Less Cost, 2014; AAA Winning at Arbitration: More than 30 Specific Tips Advocates Can Use to Improve Arbitration Outcomes, 2014; AAA Principled Deliberations, 2014;AAA Making the Most of Mediation, 2014; AAA How to Help Your Arbitrator, 2013; New York State Bar Association, Arbitration and Mediation Training, 2013; AAA Arbitration in IP/Technology Disputes, 2013; AAA Developments In Arbitration Law: Disclosure, Vacatur, Sanctions, and Arbitrator Authority, 2013; AAA, Essential Mediation Skills for the New Mediator, 2012; AAA Advanced Mediator Training Series: The Extent (or Limit) of Mediator Influence to Effect Settlement, 2012; AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards (ACE001), 2012; AAA Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for New AAA Arbitrators, 2012; NYSBA, Comprehensive Training for the Conducting of Commercial Arbitration Pursuant to Contemporary Best Practices, 2012.

Contract Disputes, Commercial/Business, E-Commerce and Brand Disputes, Entertainment, Intellectual Property Law (Trademark and Internet), Publishing, Real Estate

University of California, Berkeley (BA-1962); City College of the City of New York (MA-1964); New York University (PhD-1968); Brooklyn Law School (JD-1975).

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Levy
Steven M.
Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA English Read More >
Steven M. Levy, Esq. has over 30 years of experience practicing in the field of Intellectual Property law and seen a wide range of disputes from many different vantage points (e.g., complainant, respondent, law firm, in-house, etc.). He has been involved in over 600 domain name cases as a party representative and has, more recently, decided over 300 cases as a UDRP panelist.

Steven M. Levy, Esq. has over 30 years of experience practicing in the field of Intellectual Property law and seen a wide range of disputes from many different vantage points (e.g., complainant, respondent, law firm, in-house, etc.). He has been involved in over 600 domain name cases as a party representative and has, more recently, decided over 300 cases as a UDRP panelist.  In commitment to the goals of education, Mr. Levy has been a frequent speaker at conferences including those hosted by the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the Philadelphia Bar Institute (PBI) and has, for a number of years, attended the Advanced Workshop on Domain Name Dispute Resolution in Geneva, Switzerland. His academic background includes a Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School conferred in1989. To support the UDRP as a fair, efficient, and cost-effective vehicle for resolving domain name disputes, Mr. Levy is a participating member of the ICANN Rights Protection Mechanisms Review Working Group. He is enthusiastic and honored to be a panelist for the CIIDRC.

  • Levy is a participating member of the ICANN Rights Protection Mechanisms Review Working Group
  • He has been a member of the International Trademark Association for 25 years and is currently a member of the Internet Committee – ICANN RPM Review Sub-Committee
  • Published a blog for FairWindsPartners.com

Intellectual Property Law

Brooklyn Law School, J.D. Degree, 1989
State University of New York at Buffalo, B.S. Degree in Exercise Science, 1985

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Levy
Richard
Westmount QC CA English , French Read More >
Richard Levy formed his own firm, Levy IP Law and Dispute Resolutions, in Montreal in 2019. He has been a recognized Mediator in Canada since 2008. As such, Richard has succeeded in facilitating the settlement of many commercial and workplace disputes in an efficient and creative manner. As a lawyer, he has specialized in intellectual property and technology law for more than 35 years. Richard is active in both ADRIC, and the ADR committee of IPIC, where he served as its former Chair.

Richard Levy has negotiated settlements for clients in many disputes involving domain names, trademarks, patents, industrial designs, copyrights and trade secrets in Canada and the United States.

Richard has successfully mediated commercial disputes in many fields, including between landlords + tenants, insurers + contractors, executive searchers + employers, home buyers + sellers (over latent defects), interior designers + clients, and equipment suppliers + restaurants. Many of these mediations were conducted in French.

With respect to disputes in the workplace, Richard has acted as Mediator and Informal Conflict Manager in disputes between colleagues and between employees and their supervisors. He has also acted as a Coach to only one of the parties in a multi-party dispute.

He has written many articles, and given many presentations, in person and by webinar, on various aspects of IP law, technology, and mediation. He is the past Chair of the ADR Committee of IPIC (Intellectual Property Institute of Canada)

Richard received his training as a Mediator by taking courses given by Pepperdine University, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, and given by the Quebec Bar.

• July 2017 – Know Your Mediator or Prepare to be Surprised
• November 2016 – Complex Multi-Party Mediations – A Different Kind Of Animal!
• July 2016 – The Inside Scoop (on mediation)
• February 2016 – Using One Neutral for Mediation-Arbitration: Wondrous Hybrid or Frankenstein Monster?
• November 2015 – When Mediation Makes All the Difference
• February 2013 – How a mediator saved the 2012-2013 NHL season.
• October 2012 – « Thinking Fast and Slow » a book on decision-making which illuminates mediation
• February 2012 – How a mediator uses questions
• September 2011 – When is the best time in a dispute to undertake a mediation?

I have represented clients in several UDRP and CDRP (CIRA) arbitrations over many years.

Member of ADRIC (the ADR Institute of Canada), IMAQ (Institut de Médiation et Arbitrage du Canada), and IPIC (Intellectual Property Institute of Canada)

Domain names, trademarks, patents, copyrights, industrial designs, trade secrets, workplace disputes, commercial disputes

• 1980 – Common Law Equivalency Certificate, Law Society of Alberta
• 1975 – LL.L., University of Ottawa, Civil Law Section
• 1972 – B.A., McGill University

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Limbury
Alan
Woolloomooloo NSW Australia English Read More >
Having practised as a litigation lawyer before turning full time to mediation and arbitration, Alan has over 30 years of experience mediating commercial and intellectual property disputes of all kinds in Australia, New Zealand and the UK, in which parties are legally represented. He was described by Who’s Who Legal: Mediation 2018 as “one of the best mediators in the world” .

1964-1996 Commercial litigation lawyer in Sydney law firms.
1976-1996 Partner, Minter Ellison, Sydney. Chairman, Trade Practices, Intellectual Property and Alternative Dispute Resolution Groups.

Wide experience as a litigation lawyer at trial and on appeal in commercial disputes, including intellectual property (trade marks, patents, copyright and confidential information), restrictive trade practices, unfair competition and administrative law.

1996-2017 Solicitor – sole practitioner.

Since 2000 Experience in 11 commercial arbitrations raising issues of contractual interpretation, misleading and deceptive conduct, intellectual property rights, international technology licensing, margin lending and estoppel.

Experience as arbitrator in over 620 domain name disputes.

Eight years as initial Chairman of the Complaints Resolution Panel established under the Australian Therapeutic Goods Regulations to determine complaints about the advertising and promotion of therapeutic goods to consumers; and Member, Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code Council.

Three years as a member of the Australian Administrative Appeals Tribunal, in determining appeals from governmental administrative decisions.

32 years experience as a mediator in commercial, insurance, retail tenancy and intellectual property disputes.

• Hybrid Processes and Inadmissibility: Who’s Who Legal Briefing, October 2016 http://whoswholegal.com/news/features/article/33249/hybrids-inadmissibility/
• “Don’t be scared, this is the future – avoiding the pitfalls of arb-med-arb”: Australian Alternative Dispute Resolution Law Bulletin 2014, Vol 1 No 4 p.84.
• “Some Aspects of Mediation in Australia” Vadim Abolonin, Svetala Zagaynova (eds) Kommercheskaya mediatsia; teoria i praktika, Infotropic Media, Moscow, 2012.
• “Should Mediation be an Evidentiary ‘Black Hole'”? UNSW Law Journal Volume 35(3) 914, November 2012.
• “Getting the best of both worlds with Med-Arb”: Law Society of NSW Journal, September 2010, Vol. 48 No. 8, 62-65.
• “Resolving IP disputes by mediation”: Law Society of NSW Journal, August 2010, Vol. 48 No. 7, 75-77.
• “Practical Skills Workshop: Hybrid dispute resolution processes: Getting the best while avoiding the worst of both worlds?”: CIArb’s Mediation Compendium (London, 2009).
• “Making Med-Arb work in Australia”: New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Spring 2009, Vol. 2 No. 1.
• “Should there be a distinct ‘Mediation Privilege’?”: Chapter III, the Newsletter of the Law Council of Australia Federal Litigation Section, March 2009, Vol.2.
• “Compulsory ADR before proceedings begin?”: LEADR Update, March 2009.
• “Observing mediation from the public gallery – Opes Prime”: LEADR Update, December 2008.
• “Reaction to Amanda‘s corner – Mindfulness: expanding the use of mediation in public law and policy making”: IBA Legal Practice Division Mediation Committee Newsletter, July 2007.
• “Whither confidentiality? – Some thoughts prompted by Brown v. Rice and Patel [2007] EWHC 625 (Ch) (14 March 2007)”: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Mediation Seminar “The Experts Speak”, London, 11 June, 2007.
• “Making Med-Arb Work”: ADR Bulletin, Vol. 9 No. 7, May 2007.
• “An Australian Perspective on Some Topical Issues in Mediation”: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Mediation Lecture Series, London, 20 September 2006, Arbitration, Vol. 73 No. 1 (2007) at p.64.
• “‘Why judges shouldn’t be mediators’ and ‘mandatory mediation’ – an Australian perspective”: The Expert & Dispute Resolver, Summer 2006, Vol. 11, No. 1.
• “Online Alternative Dispute Resolution”: IAMA News, June 2006, p25.
• “Med-Arb, Arb-Med, Neg-Arb and ODR”: Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia Forum, 3 August 2005.
• “How should mediators communicate online?”: Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia 30th Anniversary Conference, Canberra, May 28, 2005.
• “Domain Name Disputes: when must trade mark rights exist?”: Internet Law Bulletin, Butterworths, March/April 2005, Vol. 8, No. 1, 9-10.
• “Difficulties and Skills of ODR Mediation Practice”: Third United Nations Annual Forum on Online Dispute Resolution, Melbourne, Australia, 5-6 July 2004.
• “How to Resolve Disputes Online”: NSW Law Society Journal, October 2002.
• “Online Dispute Resolution – A Practitioner’s View”: Domain Name Systems and Internet Governance Conference, Sydney, May 2002.
• “The Regulation and Approval of Pharmaceutical Substances”: Changing Dynamics in the Pharmaceutical Industry Conference, Sydney, October 1994.
• “Intellectual Property Litigation in Australia – The Cimetidine Example 1987-1994”: ARCS Symposium, Sydney, September 1994.
• “Alternative Dispute Resolution: How Should it be Used?” (with G.L. Davies QC): Australian Legal Convention, Adelaide, 1991.
• “Application of the Trade Practices Act to Intellectual Property” (with Michael O’Bryan): Trade Practices Commission, July 1991.
• “A Practitioner’s View of ADR”: 1990 Annual Conference of the Australian Institute of Judicial Administration.
• “Alternative Dispute Resolution – A Better Way of Dealing with Trans-Tasman Differences”: CER and Business Competition – Australia & New Zealand in a Global Economy, CCH, 1990.
• “Mediation and the Role of the Lawyer in Alternative Methods of Dispute Resolution”: Licensing Executives Society Conference, January 1989.
• “Appellations of Origin”: Intellectual & Industrial Property Society Conference, Melbourne, March 1989.
• “Part of the Impact of the ADR Movement: Focus on Negotiation”: University of Sydney Faculty of Law Seminar, October 1987.
• “How ADR Can Be Used in Licensing”: joint meeting of LES Australia & New Zealand and the Intellectual & Industrial Property Society, April 1987.

• Trained in arbitration by the World Intellectual Property Organization, 2000 and 2004 and by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 2003-4.
• Member, Accredited Mediator and Grade 1 Arbitrator, Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia, 2005-2012.

Experience in 11 commercial arbitrations raising issues of contractual interpretation, misleading and deceptive conduct, intellectual property rights, international technology licensing, margin lending and estoppel.

Experience as arbitrator in over 620 domain name disputes (mostly UDRP, also .uk, .eu and .au) including 47 as panel chair.

Current positions

• Managing Director, Strategic Action Pty Ltd t/a Strategic Resolution.
• Chairman, Complaints Panel of Consumer Healthcare Products Australia.
• Assistant lecturer in Negotiation (postgraduate) and Dispute Resolution (undergraduate and postgraduate) at the University of New South Wales.
• Senior Fellow, Melbourne Law School, teaching Mediation in Practice.
• Member of several mediation panels around the world.
• Member of several domain name arbitration panels around the world.
• Honorary Life Member, Business Law Section, Law Council of Australia.
• Life Member, the Law Society of New South Wales.
• Member, International Advisory Board, Afghanistan Centre for Commercial Dispute Resolution.

Previous positions and activities

• Solicitor and Barrister of the Supreme Court of New South Wales (1970–2017).
• Distinguished Fellow, International Academy of Mediators (2016)
• Chairman, Medicines Australia Code of Conduct and Appeals Committees (2006-2016).
• Chairman, Code Appeals Committee, Medical Technology Association of Australia Limited (2010-2016).
• Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, the University of Sydney (2009-2010).
• Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, (2005-2010).
• Professional Dispute Board Member, the Dispute Board Federation (2008-2009).
• Chairman, Standing Expert Committee on ADR, Law Council of Australia (member 1989-2009).
• Deputy Chairman, National Electricity Tribunal (1998–2007).
• Member, Health Services Advisory Committee (2001-2007).
• Chairman, Complaints Resolution Panel to determine advertising complaints under the Therapeutic Goods Regulations and member, Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code Council (1998-2006).
• Member, Administrative Appeals Tribunal (Commonwealth of Australia) (2001-2004).
• Founding member and director of LEADR (now Resolution Institute), (Chairman 1991-1993).
• Chairman, Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia (1987–1989) and of its Trade Practices Committee. Member, Intellectual Property and Customs Law Committees.
• Member, Advertising Review Expert Committee concerned with Trans-Tasman harmonization of therapeutic goods advertising (2002).
• Conciliator under s.89 of the Health Care Complaints Act 1993 (NSW).
• Legal advisor to the Medical Services Committee (NSW).
• Member, the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Commercial and intellectual property disputes of all kinds in which the parties are legally represented.

• BA (Hons.)(Jurisprudence), University of Oxford, 1963.
• MA, University of Oxford, 1968.
• Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR), University of Technology, Sydney, 1997.

• BA (Hons.)(Jurisprudence), University of Oxford, 1963. • MA, University of Oxford, 1968.

• Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR), University of Technology, Sydney, 1997.

• Barrister, United Kingdom (Inner Temple), 1964.

• Legal Practitioner, High Court of Australia and Supreme Courts of the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria 1965-2017.

• Trained in negotiation and mediation at Harvard University in 1986, 1987 and 1991.

• Trained in mediation by ACDC, 1986; CDR Associates, Colorado, 1988; Institute of Arbitrators Australia (Advanced), 1989; Law Society of New South Wales (Advanced), 1993 and University of Technology, Sydney (Advanced), 1993.

• Specialist Accredited Mediator, Law Society of NSW, 1995-2017.

• LEADR Advanced Mediator since 1997 (now Resolution Institute).

• Trained in arbitration by the World Intellectual Property Organization, 2000 and 2004 and by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 2003-4.

• Member, Accredited Mediator and Grade 1 Arbitrator, Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia, 2005-2012.

• Accredited as an Experience Qualified Mediator under the Australian National Mediator Standards since 2008.

• International Mediation Institute Certified Mediator since 2011.

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López García
María Alejandra
Caracas Distrito Capital VE English, Spanish , French Read More >
Corporate, IP and Domain Name Attorney, with experience in private and public sector at national and international level. Graduated from Santa María University (USM – 1994 – Caracas, Venezuela). Intellectual Property Specialist from Metropolitana University (UNIMET – 2004/2006 – Caracas, Venezuela). LL.M. in Industrial, Intellectual Property and Information Society Law from Alicante University (UA – 2006/2007 – Alicante, Spain).

IPRs On-Line S.C., Caracas- Venezuela
Co-Director
Legal counsel on ADR processes (WIPO Mediation, Arbitration [Expedited] and/or Expert Determination).
Legal counsel on UDRP or UDRP Variations proceedings.
WIPO Academy DL-Tutor.
Online Intellectual Property Rights infringements counseling.
Domain Name and Intellectual Property awareness.
Conduction of legalization proceedings.
Legal Assistance at national and international level in Commercial Law matters.

GR LEX AMERICAS S.C., Caracas, Venezuela
Intellectual Property Senior Associate
Trademark and Patent prosecution.
Advice, coordination, micromanagement, and response control of all communications in English.
Domain Name and new gTLDs legal advice.
Junior staff training.
Presentation of all kinds of applications, writs and administrative appeals at the Venezuelan PTO.
By self-initiative, tailored IP Workshop organization, e.g.: Domain Names and Intellectual Property, Nov. 22, 2016. Business Agenda Coordination of INTA, ECTA, AIPLA, ASIPI.
TMAP Meeting, September 14 – 16, 2016, Washington, D.C.
SIPI (Strategic IP Information), domain names legal advice and sales activity.

López Villa & Asociados, Caracas, Venezuela
Legal Research, Legal Framework development for engineering projects in Central America (Liquefied Petroleum Gas).
Legal Assistance at national and international level, in Commercial Law, Corporate Law and Labour Law (Bolivia, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, United States of America and Isle of Man).
Legal Advisor for companies interested to develop and protect their intangible assets as trademarks, other distinctive designs, know-how, patents and domain names.
Legal Research of the Olanzapina Case in Venezuela for laboratories.
Legal Advisor on copyright matters as artistic, literary and audiovisual works.
Legal Advisor on domain names and in relation to ICANN´s New gTLD Program.
Legal Advisor on fundamental rights as the right of publicity for foreign artists in Venezuela.

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva, Switzerland
Legal Staff
Administered over 400 domain name disputes under the UDRP.
Administered over 100 domain name disputes under ccTLDs Policies.
Assisted in the implementation process of the Center as a Domain Name Dispute Resolution Service Provider for ccTLDs in Latin
America (.BO, .CR, .DO, .HN, .PE).
Contributed to the drafting and translation of domain name policies and registration agreements for ccTLDs in Latin America (.PE,.BO, .HN, .DO, .CR).
Contributed to the organization and represented the organization in ccTLDs activities for Latin America, including performing as Arbitration and Mediation lecturer and legal assistance for NIC.CR.
English into Spanish translations for the Domain Name Dispute Resolution Section, including articles, main communications, and working documents.
Performing as a lecturer of the Arbitration and Mediation Center in a seminar for students of Business Law Faculty of Adolfo Ibañez University, Chile.

María Alejandra López García and Rodolfo Carlos Rivas Rea, Changing Places: A new role for creators in the digital world, WIPO MAGAZINE (December 2012) http://www.wipo.int/wipo_magazine/en/2012/06/article_0002.html

María Alejandra López García, La Propiedad Intelectual en el Stand-Up Comedy, Revista Propiedad Intelectual de la Universidad de los Andes (January 2014) http://www.saber.ula.ve/handle/123456789/37608

2008 – WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center Workshop.
2009 – WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center Workshop.
2010 – Lecturer of the Arbitration and Mediation Center in a seminar for students of Business Law Faculty of Adolfo Ibañez University, Chile.

2007-2011 Legal Staff of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, serving as a Case Manager of more than 500 domain name dispute resolution cases (UDRP, UDRP Variations and/or ccTLDs).

Since 2012:
Legal counsel on ADR processes for commercial disputes (WIPO Mediation, Arbitration [Expedited] and/or Expert Determination).
Legal counsel on UDRP or UDRP Variations proceedings.

Since 2012: Legal Advice in ADR Methods to private companies.

Since 2018:  WIPO Academy DL-Tutor.

Domain Name and Intellectual Property awareness at different local institutions.

Practice areas: corporate, intellectual and industrial property law, domain name law.

Possible presentation for the website:
Corporate lawyer, researcher and advocate for intellectual property rights, with experience in private and public sector at national and international level. Graduated from Santa María University (USM – 1994 – Caracas, Venezuela). Intellectual Property Specialist from Metropolitana University (UNIMET – 2004/2006 – Caracas, Venezuela). LL.M. in Industrial, Intellectual Property and Information Society Law from Alicante University (UA – 2006/2007 – Alicante, Spain).
Between 2007 and 2011, she was part of the Legal Staff of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center (Geneva, Switzerland), serving as the first Venezuelan Case Manager of more than 500 UDRP and ccTLDs for domain name dispute resolution cases. She contributed to the implementation process of the WIPO Center as a Dispute Resolution Service Provider for different ccTLDs in Latin America (.BO, .CR, .DO, HN, .PE). On 2010 she performed as a speaker for the students of the Adolfo Ibañez of Chile University. Between 2015-2017 she performed as an Expert of the Latin America IPR Helpdesk.
When she returned to Venezuela, she worked with a well-recognized Civil and Commercial Law Trial Attorney Rubén López Villa, as a consultant on Intellectual Property and Commercial Law matters at López Villa & Asociados (2012-2015).
Before to create IPRs On-line (2017), Alex worked as a Senior Associate and Intellectual Property Specialist at GR Lex Américas S.C. (2015-2017), where she was on charge of all the English communications, processes and management of trademark portfolios including UDRP proceedings, with associates across United States, Europe, and Latin America. Additionally, she was on charge of the management of the “Domain Names and Intellectual Property Workshop” (Caracas – 2016).

Graduated from Santa María University (USM – 1994 – Caracas, Venezuela).
Intellectual Property Specialist from Metropolitana University (UNIMET – 2004/2006 – Caracas, Venezuela).
LL.M. in Industrial, Intellectual Property and Information Society Law from Alicante University (UA – 2006/2007 – Alicante, Spain).

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Maerov, FCIArb.
Leslie
Vancouver BC Canada English Read More >
In his practice of over 40 years, Leslie Maerov has been a commercial litigator, and corporate and commercial solicitor and was Chief Executive Officer of a public listed telecom company, with broad experience in franchising and licensing, trademarks, and other intellectual property matters. He is an experienced arbitrator in domestic and international commercial arbitrations, under ad hoc and institutional rules, and is presently Governing Director and Chair of the VanIAC.

Leslie E. Maerov was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in British Columbia in 1975, and as a solicitor of England & Wales in 1991. He is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School at York University in Toronto and also obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta in Edmonton. He was in private practice in Vancouver from 1975 until 1997, initially as a litigator and then as a corporate and commercial lawyer, and became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 2011.

Between 2001 and 2014, Mr. Maerov was Chief Executive Officer and President as well as a founder of a public-listed telecom company. Between 2014-2018 he was Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel of the company until it was sold. As CEO he leveraged his commercial law expertise and business mindset to develop and implement the company’s strategic growth plans. He was responsible for financing the company’s operations, mergers and acquisitions, all contractual negotiations and regulatory compliance. Since July 2018, he has resumed full time practice as a commercial arbitrator and solicitor.

Leslie E. Maerov has numerous domestic and international arbitrations as sole arbitrator and as member of three-person panels under ICDR (International Centre for Dispute Resolution) and FINRA (U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) and ad hoc rules.

Fellowship training by CIArb. (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators), U.K., Dispute Resolution Board training with past membership in the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation, robust continuing education program annually on various topics.

2012 to Present – Director, presently Governing Director & Chair, BC International Commercial Arbitration Centre (BCICAC)

2004 to Present – Director & Past Chair, Childhood Cancer Family Support Society

2004 -2017, Director and presently Treasurer, Pacific Coast Baseball Umpires Association

2018 to Present – Director and presently Secretary, British Columbia Baseball Umpires Association

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)

Panelist, International Centre for Dispute Resolution Canada (ICDR Canada)

Member, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Canada Arbitration Committee

Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of BC (ADRBC)

Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of B.C. (1975)

Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (1991)

1997 to 1998 – Past Chairman, School Consultative Committee Academic Committee on Curriculum, Kitsilano Secondary School, Vancouver

1978 to 1995 – Lecturer, Law Society of British Columbia, Bar Admission Course: Company Law

1978 to 1995 – Lecturer, UBC Faculty of Commerce, Certified General Accountants program: Commercial Law

1980 to 1985 – Member-at-large, Advertising Standards Council: B.C. Region

2011 to present – National-level umpire, Baseball Canada

1994 – Author, Bare Bones WordPerfect 5.1 for DOS, Publication by Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia

LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Ontario (1974)

B.A., University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta (1971)

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Manson
Thomas
Beijing China China English Read More >
Thomas Manson, Q.C. is a Vancouver-based arbitrator. Currently, he is a member of the Faculty of Law of Beijing Foreign Studies University, China. He teaches (online during the Covid pandemic) Legal Writing at BFSU and also Academic Writing at Peking University. He has extensive experience as a panelist on internet domain name disputes, both individually and as a co-panelist.

Thomas Manson, QC is a Vancouver lawyer and arbitrator. He is currently working in Beijing, PRC, as a Foreign Expert at Peking University, while continuing legal and arbitration matters.

Mr. Manson was called to the Bar in 1981. His law practice includes dispute resolution in connection with commercial, corporate, and environmental disputes.

He has acted as sole arbitrator and as a member of an arbitration panel in commercial, environmental, and other disputes.

Lawyer (1981 – Present)

Arbitrator (1995-present)

Member/Panelist of the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre (1997 – present),

Member/Panelist of the British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute (2007 – present),

Panelist of the CIETAC, Xi’an Arbitration Commission, Chongqing Arbitration Commission (2012- present)

Arbitrator of the Fourth Committee of the Chongqing (China) Arbitration Commission (2013- present)

Director of the British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute (2010 – 2013)

Vice President of the British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute (2011 – 2013)

Chair – “Securities Litigation” Courses, 2000 and 2005, Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C.

Course Lecturer – CLE, Canadian Securities Institute, BC Compliance Officers’ Forum, Association of Canadian Compliance Professionals, Canadian Institute, Insight, BCAMI, and Client Seminars

Author/Contributor – Numerous papers for CLEBC; CLE’s Supreme Court Chambers Orders, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012 and 2013 (in progress) Updates; CSA Insider Trading Task Force Report, 2003

Tom has travelled extensively and given lectures in China on Canadian legal and regulatory matters at Shandong University (Weihai), Harbin Institute of Technology (Weihai), Heilongjiang University (Haerbin), Nanjing University School of Law (Nanjing), China University of Political Science and Law (Beijing), HIT School of Law (Haerbin), the Law School of Shandong University (Jinan), University of International Business & Economics (Beijing), Central University of Finance and Economics (Beijing), China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC, Beijing),  the Centre for Financial Regulation and Economic Development, Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Law of Sun Yat-Sen University (Guǎngzhōu), and Law School of Central University of Finance and Economics (Běijīng).

Intellectual Property Law, Commercial Law, Contract Law, Corporate Law, Environmental Law – Cost Recovery Disputes, Environmental Law – Partnership Disputes, Environmental Law – Remediation, Governance Dispute Law, Public Utilities Industry, Resource Industry – Energy, Resource Industry – Fisheries, Resource Industry – Forestry, Resource Industry – Gas, Resource Industry – Oil, Shareholder Rights, Shareholder Disputes, Societies Law

LLB., University of Victoria, 1980

M.A. University of London (School of Oriental & African Studies), 1977

B.A., University of British Columbia, 1976

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Mason
Paul E.
Miami Florida USA English (native), Portuguese (fluent for hearings and awards), Spanish (business proficient), Russian and French (intermediate level). Read More >
Multilingual arbitrator and mediator based in Miami and Brazil. Former Legal Director/Latin America/Caribbean, Canada and Russia for multinational IT companies and U.S. Legal Director for major Brazilian IT company. Negotiated technology contracts, dealt with trademark, trade secret and software issues. Arbitrations and domain name cases under the Rules of the AAA/ICDR, CAM-CCBC/Brazil, CPR, ICC, LCIA and WIPO.

In-house Director of Legal and Government Affairs for Latin America/Caribbean, Canada and Russia for Digital Equipment, Oracle and 3Com, and U.S. Legal Director for Módulo SA (1988 – 2001).  Of counsel at Bastos-Tigre Advogados and Veirano Advogados/Rio de Janeiro/São Paulo) and Diaz Reus/Miami (2006 – 2013) specializing in international commercial arbitration and mediation.  Independent Arbitrator and Mediator (2001 – present).

As counsel for Brazilian party in commercial arbitration, proposed and helped arrange the world’s first international commercial mediation by videoconference, resulting in successful resolution.

Creator and General Editor of the book International Commercial Arbitration Practice: 21st Century Perspectives, in its 12th year of publication, 55+ chapters, with Horacio Grigera-Naón, Co-Editor, Lexis-Nexis/Matthew Bender books, New York, 2010 – 2022 with annual update releases and two-volume 2021 edition. Co-author, chapter 8 on ICA in Latin America/Caribbean and author, chapter 53 on Videoconferencing for ICA. Other chapters cover various aspects of international commercial arbitration, IP and technology, including one on “Arbitration Online – Domain Names and E-Commerce” disputes.

“The Potential of the Singapore Convention for Art and Cultural Property Disputes”, co-author with Prof. Attila M. Tanzi, Chair, International Law Faculty, University of Bologna – Italy, in the Journal of International Dispute Settlement (JIDS), Oxford University Press (December 2021), see https://academic.oup.com/jids/article/12/4/669/6432060?guestAccessKey=9a3981fc-2ca8-407a-968b-a13a03942529.  Republished in The Art Law Review, 3d Edition, Court of Arbitration for Art/The Hague, January 2023.

“The Singapore Convention: A New Avenue for Corporate Counsel”, LAW.COM|Corporate Counsel, July 28, 2020, at

https://www.law.com/corpcounsel/2020/07/28/the-singapore-convention-a-new-avenue-for-corporate-counsel/

“Med-Arb, Arb-Med and Related Processes in Brazil and Beyond – Some Observations and Suggestions”, chapter in Temas de Mediação e Arbitragem, vol. 4, pp. 327-357 (LexEditora S/A, São Paulo, July 2020).

“Videoconferencing in International Arbitration and Mediation Proceedings”, https://SVAMC.org/articles   May 2020.

“The Singapore Convention and its Benefits for Brazil”, www.IMImediation.org   February 2020.           Portuguese version published in December 2020 in the Revista Brasileira de ADR (Brazilian ADR Journal, Rio de Janeiro.

With Carla Araújo Demchuk and Nazareth Serpa, translation of Singapore Convention on Mediation into Portuguese (August 2019), available on International Mediation Institute website www.IMImediation.org

“Development of Business Mediation in Brazil” (co-author), chapter on Brazil for worldwide publication of the Academy of International Dispute Resolution and Professional Negotiation (Hong Kong), expected 2019.

“Corporate Culture and Business Mediation”, Kluwer Mediation Blog online, September 4, 2018, http://mediationblog.kluwerarbitration.com/2018/09/04/corporate-culture-business-mediation/

“Key Changes to the Brazilian Arbitration Law: A Foreign Practitioner’s Perspective”, chapter in the book Métodos Extrajudiciais de Resolução de Conflitos Empresariais (Extrajudicial Methods for Resolution of Business Disputes), IOB/São Paulo, October 2017.

“The Brazilian Mediation Wave – Will it Rise?”, Kluwer Mediation Blog online, October 21, 2016, at http://kluwermediationblog.com/2016/10/21/the-brazilian-mediation-wave-will-it-rise/

“Proposed UNCITRAL [Singapore] Convention on Mediated Settlements of International Commercial Disputes”co-authored with IMI Chair Deborah Masuccipublished in September 2016 at IBA Mediation Committee internal publications link http://www.ibanet.org/LPD/Dispute_Resolution_Section/Mediation/Publications.aspx

“Brazil’s New Mediation Law and the Impact on International Business Disputes”, co-authored with Brazilian lawyer and mediator Alexandre Simões, AAA Dispute Resolution Journal, Vol. 70, no. 4 (December 2015), pp. 13 – 19.

“The Law, Exposed”, a translation and brief commentary on the new Brazilian Mediation Law, co-authored with Brazilian lawyer and mediator Alexandre Simões, part of Building a Mediation Structure in Brazil in the International ADR section of CPR’s Alternatives journal, Vol. 33, No. 11, December 2015, pp. 163 – 170.

“Arbitration and Mediation of Brazilian M & A Disputes”, Beijing Arbitration Commission column in the Disputes Digest section of the China Business Law Journal, Beijing, Vol. 6, issue 8, September 2015.

“Brazil: Changes Enacted to Arbitration Law” at website www.ChinaGoAbroad.com (for Chinese entities interested in markets abroad), May 2015.  Article published in English and Chinese.

“Multi-dimensional Mediation”, chapter in the book Contemporary Tendencies in Mediation, Humberto Dalla and Juliana Loss de Andrade, Co-Editors, Editorial Dykinson, Madrid, 2015.

Extensive experience as international commercial arbitrator, mediator and domain name panelist with parties from Brazil and other countries in Latin America/Caribbean, Western Europe, Asia, Russia, Canada and the U.S.  Cases in Portuguese, Russian, and documents in French.  Panel Member:  Beijing Arbitration Commission (BIAC), Florence International Mediation Chamber (FIMC), Guangzhou Arbitration Commission (GZAC), Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), Netherlands Arbitration Institute Court of Arbitration for Art (CAfA), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC), Vienna International Arbitration Centre (VIAC), WIPO Cultural Property Panel.

Largest commercial arbitration as sole arbitrator: USD $24million in aviation sector involving Latin America (2023).

Domain name decisions:  WIPO (60+ UDRP, gTLD string confusion and .br ccTLD cases).

Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC.org), Director-General and Member, SVAMC Tech List of the World’s Leading Technology Neutrals.  Member, SVAMC Board of Directors and immediate past Chair, SVAMC Membership Committee and of SVAMC’s Latin America/Caribbean Group.

International Mediation Institute (www.IMImediation.org), Certified Mediator for Brazil (IMI’s first Brazil-Certified Mediator) and the United States

Miami International Arbitration Society, Co-Founder

PRESENTATIONS ONLINE and IN-PERSON

See www.paulemason.info

B.A., Yale, Russian Studies major

M.A. with Distinction, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Washington, DC and Bologna, Italy.  International Relations (International Economics, European/Russian Studies

J.D., University of Maine, Law

Taught ADR courses in Brazil (PUC-Minas, FDV online), Russia (MFUA) and the U.S. (FIU/Miami)

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Millar
Derry
Toronto ON Canada English Read More >
Derry’s well-earned reputation comes with more than 34 years of practice. His experience in dispute resolution and as an advocate contributes significantly to his skill as an arbitrator and mediator.

Derry served as Treasurer (President) of the Law Society of Upper Canada from 2008 to 2010. He also served as a Bencher for 16 consecutive years from 1995 to 2011. Derry has been a chair and member of hearing and appeal panels on many cases involving complaints against lawyers.

Derry’s well-earned reputation comes with more than 34 years of practice. His experience in dispute resolution and as an advocate contributes significantly to his skill as an arbitrator and mediator. Those skills were recognized in 2001 when he was elected a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Derry’s wide-ranging practice includes the areas of Aviation, Commercial, Estates, Environmental, Insurance, Products Liability, Intellectual Property and Real Estate law. He has dealt with complex commercial, environmental, aviation, products liability and estate cases. Derry has acted for plaintiffs and defendants in various class actions, as well as counsel to class counsel on issues arising during proceedings.

Derry has appeared before all levels of courts in Ontario, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of British Columbia. He has also appeared before various administrative tribunals and municipal boards and councils.

  • Appearances on mediations and arbitrations as counsel.
  • Acting as arbitrator on commercial and real estate cases.
  • Acted as an arbitrator for domain name disputes under the Canadian Internet Registration Authority domain name disputes.
  • Acting as hearing member and chair on police discipline cases and professional discipline cases.
  • Acting as mediator on commercial and insurance cases.
  • Arbitration & Mediation Institute of Ontario – Arbitration II Course.
  • Conducting Hearings Training programs at Boards of Inquiry and Law Society of Upper Canada.
  • In-house Mediation Program.
  • Teacher, Colegio San Carlos, Bogota, Colombia, as a volunteer under the auspices of The Canadian University Service Overseas (CUSO), August 1966–July 1968
  • Past President and Director of The Ontario Cystic Fibrosis Camp, 1976–1994
  • Director of The Low Vision Association of Ontario, 1982–1993

Commercial Law, Estate Law, Insurance Law, Intellectual Property Law, Real Estate Law

Dalhousie University, LL.B., 1971

University of Saskatchewan, B.A., 1966

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Moser
Gustavo
Cambridge United Kingdom English, French, Spanish, Portuguese Read More >
Gustavo Moser has worked for nearly two decades with matters pertaining to cross-border dispute resolution mechanisms, international commercial law, international sales law, intellectual property law, and private international law. As a legal officer at the WIPO Arbitration Mediation Center, Gustavo oversaw and managed 450+ gTLD and ccTLD domain name disputes, having also been responsible for domain name case assignment and supervision of 10+ multinational case managers.

Gustavo Moser has worked for nearly two decades with matters pertaining to cross-border dispute resolution mechanisms, international commercial law, international sales law, intellectual property law, and private international law. In particular, he has experience as counsel, expert, and academic with respect to intellectual property disputes, including in relation to copyright, trade mark, domain names and patent arbitration and mediation.

At WIPO Arbitration Mediation Center, Gustavo oversaw and managed 450+ gTLD and ccTLD domain name disputes, at which time he was also responsible for case assignment and supervision of 10+ multinational case managers.

Gustavo is a lawyer qualified in civil law and common law jurisdictions (Brazil, Portugal, and England and Wales). He has served as panellist in 30+ domain name disputes, and has also a developing practice as an arbitrator and legal expert.

Gustavo has published extensively and he is frequently invited to speak, moderate and chair conferences, symposia and workshops globally.

Full list of 50+ publications available at <gustavomoser.com>.

Selected books

  • International Sale of Goods (Portuguese). São Paulo: Almedina, 2022.
  • Negotiating International Commercial Contracts: Practical Exercises. The Hague: Eleven International Publishing, 2020.
  • Rethinking Choice of Law in Cross-Border Sales. The Hague: Eleven International Publishing, 2018.
  • Commentary of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods 1980 (Portuguese). São Paulo: Atlas, 2015.
  • Arbitration and Mediation of Intellectual Property, Sports and Entertainment Disputes (Portuguese). Curitiba: Appris, 2014.
  • International Sale of Goods –The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods 1980 (Portuguese). São Paulo: Atlas, 2011.

Selected Articles

  • Human Arbitrators (the Undisputed Champion) v Robots (the Challenger), Hong Kong Law Journal, Vol. 50, Part 1, 2020, pp. 215-242.
  • Inside contracting parties’ minds: the decision-making processes in cross-border sales, Journal of International Dispute Settlement, Vol. 8, Issue 2, 2017, pp. 250-279.
  • Arbitration and Choice of Law in Cross-Border Transactions: a Potential Interplay?, ASA Bulletin, Vol. 34, Issue 1, 2016, pp. 95-111.
  • Parties’ Preferences in International Sales Contracts: An Empirical Analysis of the Choice of Law, Uniform Law Review, Vol. 20, Issue 1, 2015, pp. 19- 55.

He has managed many hundreds of arbitrations, mediations and expert determinations in his capacity as legal counsel at the LCIA and as a legal officer at the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center. His experience spans across a broad variety of industry sectors, jurisdictions, and legal areas, including in connection with domain name disputes and intellectual property matters more generally.

Extensive experience in arbitration, having acted as party counsel and arbitrator. He has experience in international arbitration under the ICC, LCIA, WIPO, CRCICA, ARBITRARE, UNCITRAL and ad hoc rules.

Gustavo has particular expertise in the legal management of international commercial contracts, most notably conducting legal risk assessments and developing dispute resolution strategies.

  • WIPO Advanced Mediation and Arbitration Workshop – Geneva, Switzerland
  • Georgetown University Law CLE Diploma in “Analyzing Common Law Contracts”
  • Certificat de Français Juridique (CFJ) – Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris, France

Cross-border Dispute Resolution; International Commercial Law; International Sales Law; Intellectual Property Law; and Private International Law

 

  • Ph.D in International Commercial Law, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • LL.M in International Commercial Law and Business Law, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Bachelor of Law (LL.B), Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Gustavo Moser is a qualified lawyer in Brazil and Portugal.

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Müller
Peter
München N.A. Germany English, German Read More >
Peter Müller is a Germany-based IP attorney and a certified IP Lawyer. He concentrates his practice on the area of industrial property protection, in particular in relation to the Internet, and all kinds of domain name disputes. He is representing parties under UDRP and various alternative dispute resolution proceedings for ccTLDs and in proceedings before the German courts for over 15 years regularly publishes on domain and trademark issues.

Participation in more than 150 cases under German and EU law as party representative.

Activity as a lawyer in the fields of Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Domain Law, and Alternative Dispute Resolution for 15 years.

Regular publication activity; Contributor to the first edition of “Handbuch des Domainrechts” (Domain Law Manual); Coauthor of the German chapter in “Getting the Deal Through – Domains & Domain Names“ (2014-2019).

National Arbitration Forum – 28 arbitration cases completed as Panelist

Czech Arbitration Forum – 30 arbitration cases completed as Panelist

Participation in more than 400 cases under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy and various alternative dispute resolution proceedings for ccTLDs as party representative and panelist

Member of ICANN’s Policy Development Process Working Group

Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Domain Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Law studies, Julius-Maximilians-Universität in Würzburg and Ludwig-Maximilians Universität in Munich

Since the beginning of my legal career, my primary professional interest has been domain law. Alternative dispute resolution plays a major role for me in this context, and I am pleased to be able to contribute to case law and the further development of the law in this area.

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Muscovitch
Zak
Toronto Ontario Canada English Read More >
Zak Muscovitch is a Canadian intellectual property lawyer. Zak has practiced domain name and trademark law since 1999. He has been interviewed regarding technology, domain and Internet law cases of national interest. Muscovitch was the founder and publisher of Domain Name Law Reports - a volunteer organization that helped lawyers research Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy and cases.

Zak Muscovitch has practiced domain name and trademark law since 1999 for clients all over the world. Having acted as counsel on behalf of both complainants and respondents in over 100 contested UDRP, CDRP and other national domain dispute mechanisms, Zak has acquired a unique understanding and appreciation of domain name dispute law and practice. In addition to domain name arbitration work, Zak has acted as counsel in several precedent-setting domain name dispute court cases in Ontario Superior Court and in the Federal Court of Canada.

In his private practice, Zak frequently acts in non-contentious IP and transactional matters, including trademark prosecution and licensing, acquisition and sale of online businesses, and corporate commercial contracting in the fields of finance, advertising and marketing, telecommunications, real estate, software development, and e-commerce.

Zak is active in Internet governance issues through his work at ICANN, including in the Rights Protection Mechanisms Working Group and the Transfer Policy Working Group.

“Taxation of Internet Commerce” (First Monday, 1996)

“A Guide to ICANN Procedure and Policy”, Internet and E-Commerce Law in Canada (2000)

“The .CA Registry (CIRA) and “Public Interest” (Domain Name News, 2010)

“Why I support Canadian Presence Requirements for .CA Domain Names” (Circle ID, 2010)

“Cyberquatting Ain’t What it Used to be” by Zak Muscovitch (Intellectual Property Magazine, May 2012)

“Who Owns Your Craigslist Advert” by Zak Muscovitch (Intellectual Property Magazine, October, 2012)

Counsel in Toronto.com v. Sinclair (c.o.b. Friendship Enterprises) (2000), 6 C.P.R. (4th) 487 (Fed. Ct.); successfully defended against the first attempt in Federal Court to obtain an interlocutory injunction against a domain name registrant.

Counsel in Easthaven, Ltd. v. Nutrisystem.com Inc. (2001), 55 O.R. (3d) 334, 202 D.L.R. (4th) 560, 14 C.P.R. (4th) 22 (Ont. Sup. Ct.), the first decision to establish the convenient forum for international domain name disputes involving a Canadian domain name registrar.

Instructing counsel for the registrant of the defendant domain name in Heathmount A.E. Corp. v. Technodome.com, 106 F. Supp. 2d 860 (E.D. Va. 2000) (plaintiff’s motion for service), Case No. CA-00-00714-A (E.D. Va. Dec. 27, 2000) (defendant’s motion to dismiss), 2002 U.S. App. LEXIS 475 (4th Cir. Jan. 10, 2002) (defendant’s interlocutory appeal), which was the first in rem decision under the U.S. Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act.

Counsel in the first Canadian court case overturning an Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”) decision in Black v. Molson (2002) 60 O.R. (3d) 457, 21 C.P.R. (4th) 52. Recognized by Justice Wright as having “considerable expertise in litigating domain name issues” (Endorsement on Costs, Court File No. 02-CV-231-828CM3, September 9, 2002).

Counsel in Cheaptickets and Travel Inc. v. Emall.ca Inc., (2007) 56 C.P.R. (4th) 81, 311 F.T.R. 295 and in Emall.ca Inc. v. Cheap Tickets and Travel Inc., 2008 FCA 50, 68 C.P.R. (4th) 381, wherein CheapTickets.ca successfully obtained the cancelation of a trademark for “Cheap Tickets” in a proceeding which went all the way to the Federal Court of Appeal. The CheapTickets.ca case also involved the first successful defense of a .CA domain name under the CDRP in Cheap Tickets and Travel Inc. v. Emall.ca Inc. (CIRA Dispute No. 0004, January 31, 2003).

Called to the Bar of the Province of Ontario, Canada in 1999. Licensed by the Law Society of Ontario to practise law in the Province of Ontario (Membership No. 41740O)

International Trademark Association

Intellectual Property

Juris Doctor, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1997)

Bachelor of Arts, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada (1993)

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Norton
John W.
Vancouver BC Canada English Read More >
Mr. Norton has practiced business law for over 30 years and during the last 10 years has also acted as counsel and chair in various arbitrations relating to major business issues.

Mr. Norton has practiced business law for over 30 years and during the last 10 years has also acted as counsel and chair in various arbitrations relating to major business issues and real estate matters.

 Mr. Norton is known for his practical and strategic approach to legal and business problems. Mr. Norton practices law in the area of mergers & acquisitions and divestitures, corporate governance and commercial law.

Mr. Norton has extensive experience in real estate development law and venture capital law.

Mr. Norton also acted Counsel on behalf of the Vancouver International Airport Authority, Department of Justice, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, and United Van Lines. He was finance Chairman for Doug Mowatt, and he is Chairman of Universal Packaging Inc.

 

 

 

Mr. Norton has been a chartered arbitrator for more than two decades and has acted as Chairman on many major real estate transactions and corporate disputes.

Mr. Norton is a member of a number of Canadian and International Associations, and is an International Associate of the American Bar Association;

  • The Law Society of British Columbia
  • The Canadian Bar Association
  • ADR Institute of Canada
  • Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC)

Mr. Norton has been a director of numerous companies and advisory boards, including B.C. Housing Management Commission, Downtown Vancouver Association, Yaletown Housing Society, Vancouver Neurological Centre, Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club, St. George’s School Foundation, Shawnigan Lake School Board of Governors, Thunderbird Golf Society, Pacific Parkinson Research Institute, Air Canada Championship, Order of St. John Palliative Care Foundation, as well as many closely held corporations.

Accounting Law, Aviation Law, Banking Law, Bio-Tech Industry, Combines, Commercial Law, Commercial Law – Development, Company Law, Competition Law, Construction Law, Contract Law, Corporate Law, Corporate Law – Organizational Change, Entertainment Law, Estate Law, Estate Law – Trusts, Estate Law – Wills, Financial Services, Fine Art Law, Fine Art Law, Hospitality Industry, Intellectual Property Law, International Law, Mediation, Mining Industry, Multi-Party Negligence Law Claims, Partnership Disputes, Performing Arts Industry, Printing Industry, Product Liability Law, Professional Negligence Law, Publishing Industry, Real Estate Law, Residential Property Assessment Law, Sale of Goods Law, Small Business Law, Sports Law, Strata Law, Team Facilitation, Technology Industry, Tourism Law, Trademark Law, Transportation Law, Vessel Construction Claims, Workplace Law

B.Comm., University of British Columbia, 1968

LL.B., University of British Columbia, 1969

Chartered Arbitrator 1990

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Paulovics
Ivett
Milan MI Italy English, Italian, Hungarian Read More >
Qualified lawyer in Italy and Hungary with 14+ PQE in intellectual property, technology, and international business law. Arbitrator, Certified Mediator, and Case Manager in Internet disputes. External consultant and author of studies for the European Commission on intellectual property, digital & tech law. Regular speaker at conferences and workshops invited by EU and international institutions and organisations.

Since 2018 Partner at Fasano Paulovics Società tra Avvocati, Milan

    • Providing high quality legal services to clients ranging from NGOs, start-ups and SMEs to large multinational corporations, often working with professionals from all over the world: legal advice and consultancy; conducting prior art searches, monitoring and due diligence; drafting and negotiating commercial contracts and and deed of corporations; evaluation of immaterial assets and portfolio management; representing clients in enforcement actions, administrative and court proceedings, and in alternative dispute resolution procedures
    • Project management in EU tendering and carrying out comparative studies for the EU institutions involving a wide range of stakeholders: rights holders and their associations, intermediaries, service providers, national and international institutions and agencies, etc.

Since 2015 Case Manager for the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) Domain Disputes and Director of International Relations at MFSD Intellectual Property Dispute Resolution Center, Milan

2009-2018 Senior Associate at Fasano Avvocati, Milan

2008 Associate at Manzato & Associati, Milan

2004-2008 Trainee Lawyer at Gerencsér Law Firm, Budapest; Studio Legale Avv. Picerno, Milan; Studio Legale Avv. Antongiovanni, Milan

2003 Legal Intern at Criminal District Court, Budapest; C’M’S’ Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni Law and Tax Firm, Milan

ARBITRATION EXPERIENCE

Domain name disputes decided as arbitrator:

  • Number of UDRP arbitrations conducted and decisions rendered: 45
  • Number of .it arbitrations conducted and decisions rendered: 7

Domain name disputes acting as counsel: UDRP and ccTLD arbitrations (e.g., .ca, .cn, .ec, .fr, .gr, .hu, .co.il, .it, .ir, .li, .mx, .nl, .ro, .se, .us, .co.uk, .co.za, .xxx): 150

Domain name disputes handled as URS case manager: 111

TRAINING EXPERIENCE

  • As attendee:
    • November 2021- January 2022: MFSD Intellectual Property Dispute Resolution Center and Academy, Milan: Certificate course for mediators in intellectual property
    • October 2012: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva: Advanced course on domain name dispute resolution
  • As speaker (past 3 years):
    • October 2022: CSC Cyber Security and Brand Protection Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark | European Commission’s DNS abuse report oveview
    • October 2022: Panelists Meeting of the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC) – ADR Center for Internet Disputes, Prague, Czech Republic | Domain Name System (DNS) Abuse
    • September 2022: European Intellectual Property Prosecutors Network (EIPPN) Workshop of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and Eurojust, The Hague, Netherlands | Domain Name System (DNS) Abuse
    • July 2022: Master in Food & Society, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Milan, Italy | Geographical indications and domain names
    • June 2022: CSC Digital Brand Forum, Paris, France | Domain Name System (DNS) Abuse
    • May 2022: Nordic Domain Days (NDD), Stockholm, Sweden | Domain Name System (DNS) Abuse
    • May 2022: Universal Postal Union .POST Group General Assembly, Bern, Switzerland | Domain Name System (DNS) Abuse
    • May 2022: International Trademark Association (INTA) Internet Committee, Washington, USA | Domain Name System (DNS) Abuse
    • March 2022: European Commission’s High Level Group on Internet Governance | Domain Name System (DNS) Abuse
    • March 2022: ICANN 73 Governmental Advisory Committee’s Public Safety Working Group and Intellectual Property Constituency | Domain Name System (DNS) Abuse
    • January 2022: European Commission DG Connect | Domain Name System (DNS) Abuse
    • September 2021: Panelists Online Meeting of the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC) – ADR Center for Internet Disputes, Prague, Czech Republic | Domain Name System (DNS) Abuse
    • May 2021: European Intellectual Property Prosecutors Network (EIPPN) Online Workshop, European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and Eurojust | Domain Name System (DNS) Abuse
    • February 2021: Online conference ‘Brand protection: global perspective’, College of Law of Prince Sultan University (KSA) | Selected UDRP cases – visitqatar.com Enforcement in cases of online trademark infringement in Europe
    • November 2020: Online conference ‘Strengthening geographical indications’, European Commission DG AGRI and European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) | GIs and ccTLDs – Practices for combating speculative and abusive domain name registrations
    • November 2020: Webinar ‘Brands vs Domain Names’, ENTRA IP, USA | The Uniform Rapid Suspension System
    • October 2020: Autumn Virtual Meeting, European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA) Internet Committee | The Study on evaluation of practices for combating speculative and abusive .eu domain name registrations
    • September 2020: Panelists Meeting of the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC) – ADR Center for Internet Disputes, Prague, Czech Republic | The ADR system under the .eu ccTLD
    • June 2020: Master in Food & Society, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Milan, Italy | Geographical indications and domain names
    • June 2020: Executive Course in Trademarks, patents and copyright | Legal&Business School, Catania, Italy | The domain name market during the pandemic and international domain dispute resolution 
    • December 2019: Street art and art law conference of the Milan Bar Association, Milan, Italy | Street art and copyright
    • October 2019: 4th Alternative Dispute Resolution Conference of the Hungarian Financial Arbitration Board, the Central Bank of Hungary and the National Office for the Judiciary, Budapest, Hungary | SMEs and mediation in IP disputes in Italy
    • October 2019: Master in Food & Society, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Milan, Italy | Geographical indications, certification marks and domain names
    • September 2019: Fashion Law Conference of the Milan Bar Association, Milan, Italy | UDRP, URS and .it domain name disputes for the protection of fashion brands on Internet
    • September 2019: Czech Arbitration Court (CAC) – Arbitrators’ Meeting of the ADR Center for Internet Disputes, Prague, Czech Republic | The impact of the GDPR on Internet disputes
    • September 2019: IGF (Internet Generation Forum) 2019, Budapest, Hungary | Empowering individuals, communities, organizations and corporations of the Visegrad 4 through effective dispute resolution in Internet disputes
    • May 2019: LegalTech Hungary 2019 Conference, Budapest, Hungary | The Italian legaltech landscape
    • May 2019: Annual Congress of the National Federation of Private Investigators, Naples, Italy | The new system of ‘Made in Italy’ – innovative tools for the protection of immaterial assets
    • April 2019: International Strategic Forum on Intellectual Property – IPQuorum 2019, Kaliningrad, Russian Federation | Smart agri-food and the protection of Made in Italy. Lessons learned for other countries

Memberships:

  • Milan Bar Association
  • High Level Group on Internet Governance at European Commission DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
  • Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Rights Protection Mechanisms Policy Development Process Working Group
  • European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA) Internet Committee and EUIPO Link Committee
  • International Council of Museums (ICOM)
  • Signatory of Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge (ERAP)
  • Signatory of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Mediation Pledge for Intellectual Property and Technology Disputes
  • Intellectual Property
  • Technology Law
  • International Trade and Cross-Border Investments
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Agri-Food Law
  • Fashion Law
  • Art Law
  • Transportation and Maritime Law
  • European Union Law
  • Hungarian Commercial Law
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Plotkin
James
Ottawa ON Canada English; French Read More >
James’s practice focuses on commercial and intellectual property arbitration and litigation. He has argued before all levels of Court in Canada and participated in domestic and international commercial arbitrations. He has also acted as counsel and arbitrator in domain name disputes under both the CDRP and UDRP (.ca; .com; .net). James has written extensively on commercial arbitration and intellectual property matters, including co-authoring commentaries on the arbitration legislation of BC & ON

James’ practice focuses on commercial and intellectual property arbitration and litigation. He has argued before all levels of Court in Canada and participated in domestic and international commercial arbitrations. He has also acted as counsel and arbitrator in domain name disputes under both the CDRP and UDRP (.ca; .com; .net).

James has written extensively on commercial arbitration and intellectual property matters (see publications section). He recently co-authored The International Commercial Arbitration Legislation of British Columbia: A Commentary (Thomson Reuters) and is also co-authoring a commentary on Ontario’s domestic and international arbitration legislation. He has delivered several lectures (CBA; IPIC; Osgoode Hall Law School; County of Carleton Law Association etc.) on arbitration, IP and public law topics.

In his spare time, James assists in coaching the University of Ottawa’s Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team and sits as an arbitrator at the moot.

Books

Book Chapter

Articles

James has acted as counsel in several domestic and international commercial arbitrations and arbitration-related court proceedings (arbitrator appointments, enforcement applications, set aside applications and appeals. He has adjudicated several domain name disputes, both as a sole panelist and as a member of tripartite panels.

In addition, James has completed the TCAS Gold Standard arbitration course and will soon receive his Q.Arb. designation. He has also participated as an arbitrator at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot for seven years and has coached the University of Ottawa’s Vis Moot team for the same period.

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Commercial arbitration (domestic/international), commercial litigation, IP litigation (copyright; trademark; trade secret), administrative/public law, procurement disputes.

  • TCAS Gold Standard Course in Arbitration – Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society 2020 – 2021
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) Law and Technology – University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, 2014 – 2015
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) Cum Laude – University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, 2012 – 2013
  • Legum Licentiatus (LL.L.) Cum Laude – University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, 2009 – 2012
  • D.E.C. – Music (Jazz guitar with specialization in composition/arranging) – Vanier College, Montreal, Quebec, 2005 – 2009

 

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Rivas
Rodolfo C.
Geneva Switzerland Switzerland English, Spanish Read More >
Rodolfo Rivas has over 15 years of experience working across various organizations including the WTO and WIPO. Rodolfo Rivas managed docket of over 250 domain name disputes under strict deadlines at WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation Center. He also assigned over 3,000 cases to multinational legal staff of 20. He is a regular speaker at various international academic and professional events on IP and dispute settlement.

Rodolfo Rivas has over 15 years of experience working across various organizations including the WTO and WIPO. For the last six years he has been at the Mission of Israel to the WTO and he currently serves as Senior Counsellor Economic & Legal Affairs, where he participated in the negotiation and conclusion of three international agreements: the Trade Facilitation Agreement; the revised Government Procurement Agreement, and the expansion of the Information Technology Agreement. He is a member of the WTO List of Panelists to hear WTO disputes. Member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Database of Arbitrators. Domain Name Panelist at the Czech Arbitration Court (ADR.EU), the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (ADNDRC), and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC). URS Examiner at MFSD IP Dispute Resolution Center. Rodolfo Rivas managed docket of over 250 domain name disputes under strict deadlines at WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation Center. He also assigned over 3,000 cases to multinational legal staff of 20. He is a regular speaker at various international academic and professional events on IP and dispute settlement. He has participated as panelist in the CAC’s Domain Disputes Panelist meeting. As a panelist, he has decided 18 UDRP cases and 3 URS matters.

  • Tarantinos in the Attic: A brief history of Quentin Tarantino’s use of trademarks in storytelling, Medium (July 2019).
  • Book review of The Regulation of International Trade: Volume 1 GATT, Oxford Journal of International Economic Law (April 2018).
  • A Brief Unified Theory of CSR under Milton Friedman, SSRN (September 2017). Available at: http://bit.ly/2zYJEhC
  • Book review of Theories of International Politics and Zombies: Revived Edition, Oxford Journal of International Economic Law (December 2016).
  • Quality Management as Implemented Through Intel’s ‘Copy Exactly!’, SSRN (October 20016).
  • The WTO and the private sector: opportunities and benefits, ABOGADO CORPORATIVO (March 2013).
  • Co-authorship with Serah Mutheu Mati, Corporate IP protection in Cyberspace, ABOGADO CORPORATIVO (May 2014).
  • Copyright and Public Domain, MI PATENTE (October 2010).

Intellectual Property Law, International Trade Law

University of London, London, United Kingdom in progress, expected 2019, MBA in International Management

Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, California, USA 2010, LL.M. Law, Science & Technology

Universitat d’Alacant, Alicante, Spain 2007, LL.M. in Intellectual Property (Magister Lvcentinvs)

Universidad Panamericana, Guadalajara, Mexico 2004, J.D. equivalent (Licenciado en Derecho)

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Roberts
Carol
Vancouver British Columbia Canada English Read More >
Ms. Roberts has worked in the area of alternative dispute resolution since 1992 and obtained her Chartered Arbitrator designation from the ADR Institute of Canada in 1994. Ms. Roberts has been an arbitrator or decision maker in a variety of domestic disputes including personal injury, employment, forestry, sports, human rights and property assessment. She has also adjudicated international sports disputes, including the application of the World Anti-Doping Code.

Professional engagements include:

  • Indian Residential Schools Canada –  Senior Adjudicator
  • Adjudicator, Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada
  • Adjudicator, Canada Labour Code
  • AMEX and KPMG arbitrator rosters
  • Legislative Assembly of the N.W.T. 2000 – 2001

Conflict of Interest Commissioner

Provision of conflict of interest advice to Members of the Legislative Assembly

  • Rapid Transit Project 2000 Ltd. and Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre Expansion Project

Ethics Advisor                                         2000 – present

Provision of conflict of interest advice to directors and officers of the corporations

  • Residential Tenancy Branch, Ministry of Solicitor General, Government of B.C. 1992 – 2005

Arbitrator

Conduct arbitration hearings and issuing awards

 

  • Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal 2003 – 2004

Vice-Chair

Conduct hearings and issue awards on workers compensation appeals

  • Property Assessment Appeal Board 1993 – 1999

Member

Conduct hearings and write decisions on property assessment appeals

British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal 1999 – 2004

Member

Conduct hearings and write decisions on human rights complaints

  • Musqueam Indian Band Board of Review                       1998 – present

Member

Conduct hearings and write decisions on property assessment appeals

  • Employment Standards Tribunal, Province of B.C. 1995 –present

Member

Conduct hearings and write decisions on employment standards appeals

  • Forest Appeals Commission, Province of B.C. 1996 – 1999

Member

Conducted hearings and issued decisions under the Forest Practises Code

Department of Justice                                                                  1989 – 1991

Government of the Northwest Territories

Constitutional Counsel

Bayly & Associates, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories              1985-1988

Student at Law and Barrister and Solicitor

University Of Athabasca, Arctic College Campus                        1990

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Tutor in Political Science

Office of the Ombudsman, Victoria, British Columbia                  1984

Investigator

Department of Justice,                                                                 1983

Government of the NWT, Yellowknife, NWT

Researcher

    Native Women’s Association of the NWT, Yellowknife, NWT    1981 – 1982

Executive Director

BVI International Panel of Arbitrators

Canadian Figure Skating Association: Gold Level Evaluator, Senior Competitive Judge

University of Calgary

Political Science Association                                             1978 -1979

President

Students Council                                                                 1977 – 1979

Academic Commissioner

Student Union Course Guide Co‑editor                             1978 -1979

Member:

Northwest Territories Law Reform Committee               1986 -1988

National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL)

National Steering Committee                                              1987 – 1989

Trustee, NAWL Trust                                                            1995‑ 1997

Intellectual Property Law, Aboriginal Law, Civil Law, Employment Law, Government Law, Human Rights, International Law, Online Dispute Resolution, Personal Injury Law, Public Policy, Real Estate Law, Sports Law, Workers Compensation Law, Work Place Law.

LL.M. credit courses                                                                   1999

Summer Institute of International & Comparative Law

Cornell University, Paris, France

Certificate                                                                                       1996

Summer Seminar of International Law (International Economic Law)

University of Helsinki Helsinki, Finland

Certificate                                                                                       1990

International Institute of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France

Bachelor of Laws                                                                           1985

University of Calgary

Certificate                                                                                         1984

Summer School on Human Rights, Canadian Human Rights Foundation

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Banff Centre School of Management                                           1982

Professional Development for Women in Management

Bachelor of Arts (political science major)                                   1979

University of Calgary

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Rogers
John
Vancouver British Columbia Canada English, French Mr. Rogers is a Senior Professional with a unique combination of over 45 years of entrepreneurial, financial, legal and operational experience in the high technology, financial and legal industries. He has served on panels reviewing and authoring panel decisions as part of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority Domain Dispute Resolution Program. Read More >
Mr. Rogers is a Senior Professional with a unique combination of over 45 years of entrepreneurial, financial, legal and operational experience in the high technology, financial and legal industries. He has served on panels reviewing and authoring panel decisions as part of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority Domain Dispute Resolution Program.

Mr. Rogers is a Senior Professional with a unique combination of over 45 years of entrepreneurial, financial, legal and operational experience in the high technology, financial and legal industries. Special expertise in commercializing technology and in acquiring, financing, and building technology businesses.

In the approximately 18 years prior to restricting his practice to third party administrative law, Mr. Rogers’ legal practice consisted of an extremely active M&A and corporate finance practice, acting for clients acquiring and financing businesses; and acting for underwriters and issuers working in jurisdictions throughout North America, Mexico, South America and Europe.

Mr. Rogers has published articles and engaged in numerous presentations in his areas of expertise relating to the investment and technology industries. His articles have appeared in the Advocate, the magazine published by the Law Society of British Columbia, in the Monitor, the magazine published by the British Columbia Technology Industries Association, and in Retail Connections, the magazine published by Shelfspace, the organization representing retail entrepreneurs in British Columbia and Alberta.

Mr. Rogers founded and is the senior partner of R. John Rogers & Associates, a firm focused on providing mediation and arbitration services in the areas of securities and corporate finance, information technology, and healthcare and biotechnology.

With over 18 years of experience as an arbitrator and chair of administrative hearings, Mr. Rogers has acted as both panel chair and as sole arbitrator in matters ranging from the interpretation of joint venture agreements among public mining companies, to the resolution of disputes among shareholders in private companies, to the application of intellectual property agreements.

His training includes:

  • The Conduct of Arbitration Proceedings course of the BC (1995)
  • Arbitration and Mediation Institute
  • Advanced Commercial Mediation certificate from the Continuing Legal (1996)
  • Education Society of BC

As Chair of Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada disciplinary panels, Mr. Rogers has written numerous decisions on behalf of the panels on which he has served. These decisions are published at IIROC.

Mr. Rogers has served on both three member panels and acted as a single panelist both reviewing and authoring panel decisions as part of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority Domain Dispute Resolution Program. These decisions are published at CIRA.

Mr. Rogers is appointed as a Hearing Delegate by the General Manager of the British Columbia Liquor Control and Licensing Branch pursuant to section 5 of the British Columbia Liquor Control and Licensing Act for the purpose of hearing on behalf of the General Manager enforcement matters referred to him by the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch. These decisions are published at http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/employment-business/business/liquor-regulation-licensing/compliance-enforcement/enforcement-hearing-search.

Mr. Rogers is appointed as the Administrator’s Delegate on behalf of the British Columbia Ministry of Health for hearings pursuant to section 5(1) of the Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 451. These hearing decisions are published on the Ministry of Health’s website at:

Enforcement – Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)

Mr. Rogers is appointed as an arbitrator under the Canada-British Columbia Production Insurance Program administered by the Business Risk Management Branch of the British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture pursuant to the Insurance for Crops Act of British Columbia. These decisions are not published.

As a British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre former Trustee, Mr. Rogers actively participated in the drafting of the BCICAC Domestic Commercial Arbitration Rules.

  • Accredited as a Chartered Arbitrator by the ADR Institute of Canada;
  • Accredited for both arbitration and mediation on the National Commercial Panel of the ADR Institute of Canada Inc.;
  • Accredited for the panel of arbitrators and mediators by the World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.

Professional Activities

  • Chairman of the New Zealand National Committee of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (Sept. 2016 – present). Responsible for proposing arbitrators to the ICC Court in Paris where the latter is called upon to appoint an arbitrator under Article 13(3), and for recommending new Court Members for appointment by the ICC World Council.
  • Alternate Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris (June 2014 – June 2017). Decides the appointment of arbitrators and their awardable fees; conducts Article 33 (ICC Arbitration Rules 2012) scrutiny reviews and approvals of final arbitral awards.
  • Chartered Arbitrator of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London (Since 2006). “Chartered” status is the highest level of membership in this global qualifications body.
  • Faculty member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London. Regularly instructs the Institute’s Diploma Course in International Commercial Arbitration.
  • Member of the New Zealand Markets Disciplinary Tribunal (July 2013 – April 2017). Appointed by the New Zealand Government to serve on this independent disciplinary body, which conducts hearings to determine and impose penalties for financial market misconduct under the rules of the New Zealand Stock Market.

Mr. Rogers is on the Panels of various arbitral institutions including AAA, SIAC, ACICA, BCICAC, KLRAC and AGRAP.

His many professional appointments include: Past-President and Fellow of the Arbitrators’ & Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK). He was Chairman of the Banking Ombudsman Commission of New Zealand for 13 years. Sir Ian is a door tenant at Essex Court Chambers, London.

He has delivered papers at numerous conferences and written articles on a wide variety of legal topics.

In 2006 and 2009, he was a visiting scholar at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge.

Intellectual Property Law, Accounting Law, Banking Law, Bio-Tech Industry, Commercial Law, Company Law, Contract Law, Corporate Law, Employment Law, Financial Services, Health Law, Information Technology Industry, Life Science Law, Mining Industry, Online Dispute Resolution Law, Partnership Disputes, Partnership Disputes, Professional Negligence Law, Professional Organizational Law, Public Utilities Industry, Sale of Goods Law, Shareholder Disputes, Shareholder Rights, Small Business Law, Tax Law, Technology Industry, Trademark Law

University of British Columbia, B.A., 1965
University of Toronto, LL.B., 1968
The Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators, Course on Valuation I, Valuation II and Taxation in Business Valuation, 1987-1989

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Simburg
Melvyn J.
Seattle Washington USA English Read More >
Melvyn Simburg has been an attorney since 1972 and an ADR neutral since 1980. Mel Simburg is a member of the Large Complex Case Panel and the Commercial and Intellectual Property panels for the AAA and serves on arbitration panels for ICDR and FINRA. Melvyn has particular experience in the areas of intellectual property, copyright and trademark protection.

Mel has served as an arbitrator for over 30 years and a mediator for over 20 years. He now devotes most of his time to mediating and arbitrating disputes as Simburg Dispute Resolution. He has advised clients and provided dispute resolution assistance for business, real estate, intellectual property (IP), web contracts, technology and rights licenses, and international transactions. He also facilitates partnerships and organizations with formation, dissolution, change and conflict resolution issues. Related to his areas of practice, he has served on Washington State and ABA committees, chaired seminars and written several articles. He has presented on mediation and arbitration matters numerous times.

Mr. Simburg sits on national panels for the American Arbitration Association (Mediation; Large Complex Cases; Intellectual Property; Commercial Disputes), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, Upwork (online freelancer-client disputes), FINRA (securities disputes), VanIAC, CIIDRC for domain name disputes, the Rule 39.1 panel for the U.S.D.C. W.D. WA and the Mediation Panel for the Bankruptcy Court, King County Superior Court Arbitration, and KCBA LRS ADR Panel. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

He serves as arbitrator or mediator in a variety of business-related disputes, many of which involve cross-border, multi-cultural and/or intellectual property matters. He has resolved a significant number of franchise, licensing and distribution disputes. He has served as a neutral in computer system installations involving up to several million dollars. Internet-related disputes have involved such matters as banking, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, trade dress issues, domain names. He is familiar with conducting and participating in remote hearings and online dispute resolution. He has resolved over 180 ODR arbitrations addressing copyright infringement and illegal download of entertainment media.

Mr. Simburg has participated in over thirty ADR training sessions in the last 10 years.

Mr. Simburg is the 2020-2022 Chair of the ADR Section of the Washington State Bar Association. He serves on State and ABA committees and chairs seminars and symposia here and abroad. He has served as a volunteer attorney for Washington Lawyers for the Arts, Seattle Public Theatre, Seward Park Art Studio and the Faces for Life Project of the Puget Sound Blood and Tissue Center. He was lead counsel for the firm’s representation of the “Best of the USSR Software and Technology Show” held in connection with the 1990 Good Will Games.

Recent ADR presentations include “The Value of an Effective Apology in Resolving Business Disputes,”

“Tips for a More Secure Environment for Online Dispute Resolution,” “ADR and Environmental Disputes,”

“Domain Name Disputes,” “Introduction to Mediation,” “ADR and Business Disputes,”  “Protecting IP Value in ADR,” “Interim Measures in Arbitration,” and “IP Disputes: Litigate, Arbitrate or Mediate?”

Accounting Law, Banking Law, Commercial Law, Contract Law, Copyright Law, Corporate Law, Entertainment Law, Financial Services, Fine Art Law, Fine Art Law, Information Technology Industry, Intellectual Property Law, International Law, Multi-Party Disputes, Partnership Disputes, Performing Arts Industry, Printing Industry, Publishing Industry, Royalties Law, Sale of Goods Law, Small Business Law, Trade Law, Trademark Law

Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 1972
Columbia University School of International & Public Affairs, M.I.A., 1972
University of California-Berkeley, B.A.(Citation in Macroeconomics), B.A., 1968

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Van Besien
Bart
Mechelen Antwerp Belgium English, French, Dutch Read More >
I am an attorney at law in Belgium, and specialise in intellectual property law (copyright, trademarks, patents); internet and media law (domain names, e-commerce, advertising law, freedom of expression), privacy law, and art law. I have a good experience in handling IP disputes and domain name disputes, both as an attorney for the parties and as an arbitrator. I worked as an in-house legal counsel for a US company in Dublin and did research at UC Berkely and at the Free University of Brussels.

2017 – : Attorney at law (founder), Finnian & Columba, Belgium (Finnian & Columba – Law firm Intellectual Property and Copyright (finniancolumba.be)

2014 – 2017: Attorney at law, Sirius Legal, Belgium

2013 – 2013: Visiting researcher UC Berkeley, California, USA

2010 – 2013: Researcher ULB – Mediadem: EU Commission research on media law

2006 – 2010: Senior Legal Counsel (in-house) j2 Global Communications (cloud services & digital media), Dublin, Ireland

2004 – 2006: Attorney at law Janson Baugniet, Belgium

2002 – 2004:   Attorney at law Allen & Overy, Belgium

 

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  • Van Besien, B., Docquir, P-F, Müller, S. and Gusy, Ch., “Media Freedom and Independence: TheEuropean Judicial Approach in Fourteen Countries”, in Mediadem Consortium, Comparative Report: Media Freedom and Independence in 14 European Countries: A Comparative Perspective, July 2012, 158-188, available at http://www.mediadem.eliamep.gr/wp- content/uploads/2012/09/D3.1.pdf.

• Van Besien, B., “Does media policy promote media freedom and independence? The case of Belgium”, December 2011, available at http://www.mediadem.eliamep.gr/wp- content/uploads/2012/01/Belgium.pdf

  • Van Besien, B., “Media policies and regulatory practices in a selected set of European countries, the EU and the Council of Europe: The case of Belgium”, October 2010, available at: http://www.mediadem.eliamep.gr/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Belgium.pdf
  • Van Besien, B.,“La responsabilité des gestionnaires de forums de discussion non commerciaux”, Auteurs & Media 2010/5-6, 562-568.
  • Van Besien, B. and Petillion, F., “Domain name recovery in Europe: ‘.be’”, Interlaw European IP/IT Newsletter, 2005, Summer edition
  • Van Besien, B., “Wet tot bescherming economische mededinging gewijzigd”, RABG, 2004.

I am an arbitrator for UDRP and URS domain name disputes with Forum (National Arbitration Forum); with CAC (Czech Arbitration Forum); and with the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Center. Also, I am an arbitrator for .be domain name disputes with Cepani in Belgium.

In total, I have rendered around 100 domain name decisions.

As mentioned above, I am also an arbitrator in IP disputes (Forum) and art disputes (CAfA).

Apart from my activities as an arbitrator, I often conduct domain name and other arbitration procedures as an attorney for one of the parties involved in the disputes. Specifically for domain name disputes, I believe that I represented clients in around 20 disputes in the last couple of years.

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I am a “Trademark Representative” with EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) and a member of various organisations and associations, including BMM (Benelux Association for Trademarks and Design Law), BVA (Belgian Association for Authors’ Rights), IAL (Institute for Art & Law), Cepani40 (arbitration), Vlaams PleitgenootschapIABA (International Association of Boalt Alumni – University of California Berkeley Law), IBBA (Irish Belgian Business Association), VOKA (Flemish Netwerk of Enterprises), etc.

I serve in the Board of Directors of a couple of local organisations in my home country, mostly in the cultural sector.

Bart Van Besien is a leading attorney and arbitrator in intellectual property law (copyright, trademarks, patents); internet and media law (domain names, e-commerce, advertising law, freedom of expression), privacy law, and art law. He has practiced law since 2001, both in his home country Belgium and in other jurisdictions. Bart was a panelist in over 100 domain name proceedings under the UDRP, URS and ccTLD dispute policies as a sole panelist, presiding panelist and co-panelist. Bart has worked as an attorney, as a corporate lawyer for an IT company in Ireland, and as a university researcher (Université Libre de Bruxelles and UC Berkeley).

Finnian & Columba – Law firm Intellectual Property and Copyright (finniancolumba.be)

Master of Laws, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven & Universidad de Barcelona.
Master European Union Law, Université Libre de Bruxelles.
Master of Arts in History, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
Researcher at UC Berkeley and Université Libre de Bruxelles (on media law and copyright law)

Lawyer - attorney at lawMechelenAntwerpBelgiumfalsefalseI am an arbitrator in IP disputes with National Arbitration Forum (“Forum”) and with the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (“NAI”). Furthermore, I am an arbitrator in art disputes with the Court of Arbitration for Art (“CAfA”) in Rotterdam. In addition, I am a member of Cepani and Arbiters.be, two Belgian arbitration institutes. I currently serve as an arbitrator in domain name disputes with Cepani (Belgium), National Arbitration Forum (“Forum”) (USA – UDRP and URS), Czech Arbitration Court (“CAC”) (UDRP), and the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Center (“ADNDRC”) (UDRP). 11
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Jerry Yulin
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Jerry Zhang has advised many clients in intellectual property applications, IP dispute resolution, administrative enforcement procedure, copyright and trademark litigations and unfair competition matters, top-level domain names, domain names in .hk and .cn domains and their dispute resolution, and strategies for protection of intellectual property overseas. His is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Jerry Yulin Zhang has many years of experience in international intellectual property law, corporate/commercial and dispute resolution, particularly in Chinese law and its application in cross border investment and economic activities. In the area of intellectual property, Mr Zhang has advised clients in intellectual property applications, IP dispute resolution, administrative enforcement procedure, copyright and trademark litigations and unfair competition matters, top-level domain names, domain names in .hk and .cn domains and their dispute resolution, and strategies for protection of intellectual property overseas. In dispute resolution, Mr Zhang has acted as counsel in prosecuting complaints, claims or acting on the defense/counterclaim in various foreign related cases.

As arbitrator, he has accepted many appointments as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator or presiding arbitrator or panelist in handling international arbitration or domain name matters with China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) or Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC). In investment law area, Mr. Zhang is familiar with direct investment, project financing, construction contracts, corporate mergers and acquisition and general corporate and commercial law, including general commercial project contract review, risk control, compliance and international taxation avoidance matters etc.

Jerry Yulin Zhang has acted as arbitrator in nearly one hundred arbitration cases either as a co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator or presiding arbitrator. The arbitration cases include many types of disputes, including sale of goods, joint venture disputes, disputes arising from real estate development contracts, licensing agreements, distributorship agreements, construction turnkey agreements, advertising agency agreements, hotel management contracts, equity transfer agreements, etc. Most of the disputes involve Chinese companies and other foreign multinational companies. He received mediation training in Stockholm, Sweden and is an Accredited Mediator of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) in London.

  • Arbitrator, CIETAC
  • MCIArb, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Listed arbitrator, HKIAC
  • Listed arbitrator, Panel of Arbitrators for Intellectual Property Disputes, HKIAC
  • Listed Panelist, Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre of CIETAC and HKIAC
  • Arbitrator, Guangzhou Arbitration Commission
  • Arbitrator, Shijiazhuang Arbitration Commission
  • Researcher, Arbitration Institute of China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL)
  • Board Member, China Academy of Arbitration Law (CAAL)

Intellectual Property Law, Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Contract Law, Fine Art Law, Arbitration Law, Foreign Investment Law,International Law, Trademark Law.

PhD, UBC Law, Canada, 2017

LLM, UBC Law, Canada, 1994

Post-Graduate Certificate, Beijing University, Law School, 1989

Lawyer’s Qualification Certificate, 1989

LL.B., Beijing University, Law School, 1987

B.A., Beijing University English Language and Literature Department, 1987

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