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Edward Lehman and LEHMAN, LEE & XU China Lawyers IP Practice Group invites you to our complimentary China IP Master Class in Beijing, China.
Edward Lehman 雷曼法学博士
Managing Director 董事长
LEHMAN, LEE & XU China Lawyers
Co-Founder with Russell Brown LehmanBrown International Accountants
China is a dynamic economy and has experienced the greatest economic transformation in the history of the world. China internet activity has grown at a remarkable pace, but Chinese ICP's and IT companies have a limited understanding about tIP issues on the world stage. By the time the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) held its semi-annual meeting in Prague at the end of June, it had all the ingredients for a strange new brew: more than 1,900 applications (less than 30 from mainland China) from the first round of its new Top-Level Domain Name (TLDs) program, almost 40 percent of which are for the same 230 strings; applicants with almost $360 million in application fees on the line; a new interim program director; and lots of heat, including push-back and criticism from industry insiders, government stakeholders, interested parties and observers. But it seems the agency has no clear recipe for how make the outcome palatable, with ICANN making and rescinding announcements about the next steps in the process, suspending the digital archery batching process, plunging into simultaneous evaluation of applications while seeking comment organization of the process and admitting it is already six months behind schedule. Meanwhile, the timer is still running on the public comment and formal objection period, as well as the time for competing applicants to decide privately which will own the 230 contested strings, leaving many wondering if--not when--their costly investments might begin to deliver returns.
How will ICANN tackle the monumental task of promptly evaluating applications, including more than 750 for the most sought-after domains? If these most popular domains won't be the first to make it through the evaluation process--and they will not--which ones will, and when? And how will ICANN weigh factors that could affect an applicant's ultimate success as a registry owner, such as the strength of its financial backing and marketing plan, especially for those applicants that have applied for numerous uncontested domains? How will the order and timing of delegation support or retard the market for generic and branded TLDs?
Although the brew remains cloudy and the cauldron seems ready to boil over, this LEHMAN, LEE & XU Master class conducted in Chinese and English will provide insights into the TLD evaluation and delegation process and the future market for TLDs that will help China based businesses "read the tea leaves", educate your stakeholders, and adjust your organization's strategy. The Master Class will provide:
Perspectives from leading brand owners and internet businesses
Analyses of the currently available information, including who's in, who's not, which
strings are the most popular, and how those contested strings will affect the rest of the
Experience and market conversations
First-hand information on what happened in Prague--and why it matters
Join LEHMAN, LEE & XU China Lawyers IP Practice Group attorneys and Managing Director Edward Lehman (email@example.com@lehmanlaw.com) legal commentator for China Central Television and a legal professional who has lived in mainland China for the past 25 consecutive years where worked on China IP issues for this exciting and interactive China IP Master Class.
Date: Monday August 13, 2012
Time: 8.30am to 10am
Place: China Ministry of Foreign Affairs Liangmaqiao Diplomatic Compound 10-2, LEHMAN, LEE & XU Building, 22 Dong Fang Dong Lu Beijing 100600 China
To register contact Lene Ma at firstname.lastname@example.org@lehmanlaw.com
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Seating limited to 40 persons the master Class will be conducted in Chinese and English.