Quisumbing Torres' (QT) Dispute Resolution Associate Jay Patrick Santiago lectured on Structure of Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) Proceedings during the recently held Asian International Arbitration Centre's (AIAC) Workshop on UDRP Rules. The event was held at the QT Office last 10 July and was supported by AIAC Young Practitioners Group and the Young Philippine Institute of Arbitrators.

The workshop aimed to provide training in domain name and dispute resolution and focused on UDRP case trends covering the most relevant substantive and procedural issues. More than 40 trademark practitioners, potential filing parties, trademark owners, domain name registrants, registrars and other concerned parties attended the event.

Other speakers and topics covered were:

  • Presentation on AIAC as a Domain Name Dispute Resolution Provider – Alonso Mayordomon Castilla (Senior International Case Counsel, AIAC);
  • Preparation and Submission of a Form C & Available Online Services - Mr JJ Disini (Managing Partner, Disini & Disini Law Office; Associate Professor, University of the Philippines College of Law);
  • Legal Aspects to be Considered Under the UDRP Rules - Mr Ferdinand M. Negre (Intellectual Property Attorney, Bengzon Negre Untalan; Chair, Commercial Law & Intellectual Property Department, Ateneo de Manila University);
  • Outcome and Consequences of a Decision – Mr Teodoro Kalaw IV (Partner, Kalaw Sy Selva & Campos; Professor of Law, Ateneo Law School)

The AIAC provides institutional support as a neutral and independent venue for the conduct of domestic and international arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings. It is a non-profit, non-governmental international arbitral institution which has been accorded independence and certain privileges and immunities by the Government of Malaysia for the purposes of executing its functions as an independent, international organization. The AIAC organizes various courses, training programs and forums on the different avenues of ADR covering niche areas such as sports arbitration, domain name dispute resolution and Islamic finance to mold and shape the future of the ADR arena.

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