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IPW Webinar – GDPR: Fighting IP Infringement on an Anonymous Internet

August 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

GDPR Webinar 08-2020

Several years ago, in an attempt to provide greater privacy protections for citizens, the European Union (EU) transformed the Internet in some respects when it passed the General Data Protection Regulation, known as the GDPR. You’ve seen the proliferation of websites all over the world that require users to accept policies with every visit to a new website, or every so often as a reminder with a re-visit.

The GDPR was intended to protect the data privacy of Europeans but given the global reach of the Internet and the nearly 500 million citizens of the EU, the change meant to protect the EU has spilled over and affected the Internet worldwide. And a big impact the GDPR has had, with the likely consequence of protecting counterfeiters.

The impact of the GDPR on online brand enforcement has been nothing short of extraordinary. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is the organization responsible for regulating domain names, with domain name registration information publicly accessible through the WHOIS database. In response to the GDPR, however, ICANN imposed dramatic changes to the WHOIS registry, making it difficult or even impossible to identify the operators and location of rogue websites engaged in all kinds of fraud, including counterfeiting and brand abuse.

Join Gene Quinn, President & CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc. founder and twice named one of the global Top 50 Most Influential People in IP, for a wide-ranging conversation about the implications of the GDPR on online IP protection, as well as best practices for IP owners in the never-ending fight against online IP infringement, fraud, and cybercrime. Joining Gene will be Cyntia King, CEO and Founder of Modern IP, Griffin Barnett, Associate with Winterfeldt IP Group, and  Brian King, Director of Internet Policy & Affairs at MarkMonitor.

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August 20, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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