Domain Names and Dispute Resolution Procedures

Guidance for private and in-house practitioners on how to successfully resolve domain name disputes

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Course Overview

The interface between domain names and intellectual property rights can lead to some interesting disputes which can be resolved before the courts or, more commonly, by using a dispute resolution mechanism.

During this session, solicitor and lecturer Keith Markham will provide viewers with an overview of the key issues to consider and will detail the practical steps which must be taken in such matters.
Consideration will be given to the following topics:

•    Categorisation of domain names – gTLDs, ccTLDs
•    Checking domain name registrations
•    The problems of cybersquatting and typosquatting
•    Dispute resolution mechanisms
•    Trademark infringement and passing off in an online context

What are the requirements?

  • • Have the knowledge and confidence required to advise colleagues and clients as to what they need to do to protect their intellectual property and how to deal with a dispute
  • Watch the recorded webinar, review the supporting documentation and complete the short quiz to test your legal knowledge
  • This course provides 0.5 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Have a greater understanding of, and be able to explain the key issues arising from the relationship between domain names and intellectual property rights
  • • Have the knowledge and confidence required to advise colleagues and clients as to what they need to do to protect their intellectual property and how to deal with a dispute

What is the target audience?

  • Private practice and in-house lawyers advising businesses on domain names disputes etc



About Instructor - Keith Markham

Keith Markham qualified as a Solicitor in 2001 and now works as a freelance training consultant.

Initially working in private practice, in 2004 he moved in-house at the BGL Group, a major insurance intermediary that numbers Budget and among its brands. During his time there Keith advised extensively on all areas of data protection. He also conducted contract negotiations of a complex nature, often with major blue chip companies.

In 2007, Keith joined BPP Professional Education, one of Europe’s leading providers of professional development training. He worked there as both an in-house lawyer dealing with data protection and  commercial contracts and also as a presenter of training courses before ultimately deciding to specialise in delivering training and becoming a freelance training consultant in 2009.

Drawing on his considerable experience Keith has designed and delivered a wide variety of training for BPP and other providers as well as for his own clients in the commercial law field. In particular he teaches topics relating to data protection and commercial contracts to lawyers and non-lawyers alike.

He is currently involved in a number of GDPR compliance projects and is the author of ‘A Practical Guide to the General Data Protection Regulation’ published by Law Brief Publishing.

Keith also has more than fifteen year’s experience as a trustee and volunteer with a number of charities working in the UK and overseas. Currently, in his spare time, he visits and audits projects in Honduras on behalf of an aid charity and is also the secretary to the charity that runs the Peterborough Polish Saturday School.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Slides
    34 Page


  • Quiz


  • Price
  • £ 60