Bizarre UDRP Decision Against Google Reminds Brand Owners of "Wild Card" Risk (PDF)
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Bonkers. I love that word. It harkens back to an earlier era when people used more euphemisms in their speech in order to blunt the strength of their criticism. Bananas. Loopy. These are the descriptions that come to mind when I read Google Inc. v. Fundacion Private Whois / Domain Administrator, FA (Nat. Arb. Forum, May 17, 2013). Cuckoo.
Paul D. McGrady, Jr. is a partner with Winston & Strawn LLP. Mr. McGrady concentrates his practice in the intersection between intellectual property and information technology, with special emphasis on domain name disputes, online copyright disputes, online identity theft, and Internet fraud prevention and recovery. He is a veteran of nearly 200 successful proceedings under the Uniform Domain Dispute Resolution Procedure ("UDRP"), as well as formal and informal dispute mechanisms in other jurisdictions, including China, the United Kingdom, Poland, Canada, the Czech Republic, and Romania, among others. He also served as the Director of Operations for a start-up domain name registrar, for which he was able to obtain accreditation by ICANN. He is an active member of both INTA and the Intellectual Property Constituency of ICANN.
Mr. McGrady provides counsel on technology licensing, technology outsourcing, web site development, online privacy compliance, blogging, and compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. He also has years of experience in the adoption, prosecution, licensing, and enforcement of traditional trademarks in the United States and throughout the world.
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