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Alternative Dispute Resolution in IP

Date: October 4, 2017 from 2 p.m to 6 p.m. (GMT+1)

Place: Auditorium Don G. Alberione San Paolo - Via Giotto 36, Milano, Italy
Organized by: Italian Trademark and Patent Attorneys Bar Association
With the participation of: WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, EUIPO and other experts of ADR in IP

Speakers:
Ivett Paulovics - Attorney at law, MFSD's URS Domain Dispute Case Manager, UDRP Panelist
Stefano Monguzzi - Attorney at law, MFSD's .it Domain Dispute Case Manager


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During INTA Barcelona MFSD is organizing an event "Online Brand Protection" hosted at ECIJA offices

Date: 22 May 2017 at 6 p.m.
Place: Av. Diagonal, 458, planta 8a, 08006 Barcelona, Spain

Since there are limited number of places, it is necessary to register by sending an e-mail to: ffontcuberta@ecija.com

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Seminar Brand Protection in the digital age - Trademark and Domain names.

Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 15:00 CET
Place: Arne Jacobsens Allé 15, 2300 Copenhagen S (Zacco)
Participants: lawyers, trademark attorneys, in-house counsels, brand protection specialists, domain name specialists, registrars
Registration at: click here >>
Programme:
15:00 Registration and coffee
15:30 Welcome by Zacco & MFSD
15:40 Why can't we be friends? Brand owners and Registries in the new TLD world - Francesco Cetraro, Head of Registry Operations .CLOUD - Aruba.it
16:10 MFSD Intellectual Property Dispute Resolution Center. The new generic Top-Level domain names and the first experiences of their registration -Pierfrancesco C. Fasano, Attorney-at-law, Mediation Case Manager and Scientific Director Mediation Training Center of MFSD, .eu Panelist, .it Arbitrator
16:30 Right protection mechanisms: How to choose between the new Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) and the longstanding Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP)? - Ivett Paulovics, Attorney-at-law, URS Domain Name Dispute Case Manager of MFSD, UDRP Panelist
16:50 Case study - Fabio Pezzolato, Attorney-at-law, European Trademark and Design Attorney of Zacco, Examiner in URS domain name disputes, Panelist in .it domain name disputes
17:10 Digital brand protection - Tobias Harhoff, Digital Brand Consultant, Zacco
17:30 Closing remarks and Q&A

MFSD will attend ICANN58 Community Forum to be held in Copenhagen on 11-16 March 2017 and will actively participate at the meeting of the Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPMs) Policy Development Process (PDP) Working Group.

The Working Group is currently reviewing the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), a global repository of verified trademark records submitted by trademark holders. At its session in Copenhagen, the Working Group will engage the community in an open dialogue on the status of the PDP, its findings concerning the TMCH’s operations and use, and its proposed next steps on this project as well as its upcoming review of the RPMs offered through the TMCH, i.e. Sunrise registrations and the Trademark Claims notification service. All are welcome to attend.

If you want to set up a meeting with MFSD in Copenhagen, please send an e-mail to: urs@mfsd.it

Recent trends in domain name disputes in Russia and the new gTLDs

Date: March 9, from 4:00 p.m to 5:30 p.m. (GMT+1)
Place: Webinar
Participants: 23 IP attorneys, trademark agents, brand protection managers, marketing specialists
Programme: Domain name dispute resolution in Russia, New generic Top-Level Domains, Right protection mechanisms: the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) compared with the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), MFSD’s online dispute management platform
Speakers: 
Sergey Medvedev - Trademark & Design Attorney, Copyright & Software Attorney, Senior Lawyer, Gorodissky & Partners, Moscow, Russia
Pierfrancesco C. Fasano - Attorney at law, MFSD’s Mediation Case Manager and Scientific Director of the Mediation Training Center, Arbitrator for .it domain disputes, Panelist for .eu domain disputes
Ivett Paulovics - Attorney at law, MFSD’s URS Domain Dispute Case Manager, UDRP Panelist



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Domain Names: dispute resolution policies and practice

Date: April 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (GMT+1)
Place: Milan (Italy), Via Ampère 61/A at Avanzi (MM2 Piola)
Participants: 20 lawyers and TM attorneys
Programme: IT and legal notions of domain names, ADR vs. court, right protection mechanisms and policies, .it domain name disputes, Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and Uiniform Rapid Suspension System (URS), .eu domain name disputes, MFSD’s online dispute management platform, case studies
Speakers: Pierfrancesco C. Fasano - Attorney at law, MFSD’s Mediation Case Manager and Scientific Director of the Mediation Training Center, Arbitrator for .it domain disputes, Panelist for .eu domain disputes
Stefano Monguzzi - Attorney at law, MFSD’s .it Domain Dispute Case Manager
Ivett Paulovics - Attorney at law, UDRP Panelist (ADR Centre of Czech Arbitration Court), MFSD’s URS Domain Dispute Case Manager

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First experiences of the new gTLD registrations. URS proceeding as right protection mechanism

Autumn Conference on "New national and international trends in IP" organized by the Hungarian Intellectual Property Association (MIE)

Date: November 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (GMT+1)
Place: Győr (Hungary), ETO-PARK Hotel
Participants: members of MIE, IP professionals
Programme: New Generic Top-Level Domains, Right protection mechanisms (UDRP and URS), Tips on URS, MFSD IP Dispute Resolution Center, use of MFSD's online dispute management platform, Q&A
Speakers: Ivett Paulovics - MFSD's URS Doman Dispute Case Manager

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MFSD is participating at ICANN56 Helsinki Policy Forum from 27-30 June 2016 and, in particular, actively contributing to Policy Development Process on Reviewing All Rights Protection Mechanisms in all gTLDS.

Photos below:
Ivett Paulovics URS Domain Dispute Case Manager (left); Massimo Vittori oriGIn Organization for an International Geographical Indications Network - Geneva (right)
Ivett Paulovics; Pierfrancesco C. Fasano Co-founder and Mediation Case Manager (middle); Massimo Vittori

The URS - alternative dispute resolution mechanisms of the new Generic Top-Level domains
Workshop organized by the Brazilian Committee of Arbitration (CBAr) - Study Group of Intellectual Property, Arbitration and Mediation

Date: April 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (GMT-3)
Place: Sao Paulo (Brazil), Av. Paulista 1842, Torre Norte, 12º andar at Salusse Marangoni
Participants: members of the CBAr (Comitê Brasileiro de Arbitragem)
Programme: UDRP vs. URS, MFSD IP Dispute Resolution Center, new Generic Top-Level Domains, URS and use of MFSD's online dispute management platform, Q&A
Speakers: Wilson Pinheiro Jabur - URS Examiner and President of CBAr's Study Group of Intellectual Property, Arbitration and Mediation
Pierfrancesco C. Fasano - MFSD's Mediation Case Manager and Scientific Director of the Mediation Training Center
Stefano Monguzzi - MFSD's .it Domain Dispute Case Manager
Ivett Paulovics - MFSD's URS Doman Dispute Case Manager
Moderator: Rodrigo Azevedo - UDRP Panelist and member of CBAr's Study Group of Intellectual Property, Arbitration and Mediation

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.casa, .living, .furniture, .kitchen, .homes - The new protection of the design and furniture trademarks on Internet
Opening up Milan Design Week MFSD organizes a fast paced, sector-based and intensive training session dedicated to the protection of the design and furniture brands in the Digital Age.

Who should participate: designers, in-houses of the legal or Intellectual Property department of companies involved in the furniture industry, trademark attorneys and lawyers.

Date: April 8, 2016, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (GMT+1)
Place: Milan (Italy), Via Montenapoleone 8 (MM3 Montenapoleone) at Segretaria 24 Srl Business Center
Participants: 15
Programme: delegation and registration of the design and furniture domain names and the relationship with the well-know trademarks, how to file a complaint, response at MFSD's online dispute management platform, time frame and costs of the URS procedure, URS vs. UDRP, case study of famous trademarks, Q&A
Speakers:
Pierfrancesco C. Fasano - Mediation Case Manager and Scientific Director of the Mediation Training Center
Stefano Monguzzi - .it Domain Dispute Case Manager
Ivett Paulovics - URS Domain Dispute Case Manager

.fashion, .moda, .luxury, .boutique, .clothing - The new protection of the fashion trademarks on Internet
MFSD inaugurates a series of fast paced, sector-based and intensive training sessions (in the style of Educational Coffee Hours) dedicated to the new and continuously developing means of protection of trademarks and domain names in the Digital Age.

The first session's title: .fashion, .moda, .luxury, .boutique, .clothing - The new protection of the fashion trademarks on Internet

Who should participate
: in-houses of the legal or Intellectual Property department of maisons and companies involved in the fashion or apparel industry, trademark attorneys and lawyers providing professional services to the maisons and companies involved in the fashion or apparel industry.


Date: January 29, 2016, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (GMT+1)
Place: Milan (Italy), Via Montenapoleone 8 (MM3 Montenapoleone) at Segretaria 24 Srl Business Center
Participants: 15
Programme: delegation and registration of the fashion domain names and the relationship with the well-know trademarks, how to file a complaint, response at MFSD's online dispute management platform, time frame and costs of the URS procedure, URS vs. UDRP, the relationship with the mediation, case study of famous trademarks, Q&A
Speakers: Pierfrancesco C. Fasano - Mediation Case Manager and Scientific Director of the Mediation Training Center
Stefano Monguzzi - .it Domain Dispute Case Manager
Ivett Paulovics - URS Domain Dispute Case Manager


CLE credits: for Italian Trademark Attorneys

MFSD and ICANN have signed a Memorandum of Understanding establishing MFSD as a Uniform Rapid Suspension System provider

ICANN appointed MFSD as additional Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) provider, the first one in Europe. MFSD, with headquarters in Milan and office in Rome, is known to the Internet community as a ccTLD .it Domain Name Dispute Resolution Provider with a proven track record of administering cases since 2001 and as an Intellectual Property Mediation Center and Academy authorized by the Italian Ministry of Justice since 2012.

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