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Learn how to snatch a domain name from someone who is holding it for ransom or committing cybersquatting. Securing a domain name is a process very different from securing a trademark, yet both are related in ways this presentation will explore. This presentation will seek to educate and empower you on best practices to ensure that your internet property and your intellectual property are both protected.

Our speakers include Adam Samuel and David Postolski:

Adam Samuel is a member of the New York and English Bars and a panelist deciding domain name cases for both the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. He has decided 167 cases for WIPO and is probably around 200 in total. He has delivered decisions on unregistered trademarks, sporting personalities, transvestite dance clubs and dangerous dog groups. Adam has taught at the University of Westminster in England for the last decade including sessions on handling domain name disputes. He is also writes a regular bi-monthly column for Alternatives on various forms of alternative dispute resolution. Adam is in one of the oldest friends of Gearhart Law since his friendship with Richard pre-dates the law firm, going back to the late 1980s. He has also appeared on Passage to Profit. Oh and if we don’t keep him quiet, he will tell stories all afternoon.

David Postolski, a senior partner at Gearhart Law, is a registered patent attorney and Intellectual property (IP) attorney. David specializes in assisting inventors, creators, artists, start-ups, entrepreneurs, early-stage companies, and emerging companies with their U.S and international IP strategy, protection, enforcement, and monetization. David is a frequent speaker and author on emerging IP issues and technologies, raising capital, business formation, licensing, and equity-based crowdfunding. David is a professor at Temple University, Parsons School of Design and the Radzyner Law School (Herzliya, Israel) where he teaches master-level students about IP, ethics, and other regulatory considerations. David currently serves on Harvard’s Lemann Entrepreneurial Program Advisory Board.