Center for Art Law

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Some Like It Digital: Art and Law of Domain Names for Artists (and All)

About the Event

Now we all know that Google knows the answer, but what do you know about the laws that govern domain name registrations? Join Center for Art Law for an insightful look at the history of domain names and as we drill down to specific examples of involving the art world. ICANN tell you all about it, but our guests can do it better. So please, join Kurtz Pritz, former executive team member of ICANN, Anne Gundelfinger, General Counsel for the Unicode Consortium, and the Center for Art Law’s Irina Tarsis as the group discusses the art and the (political) science behind domain names and registrations.

About Our Speakers

Anne Gundelfinger is an experienced legal executive with over 30 years in private practice and in-house legal roles. She currently serves as General Counsel for the Unicode Consortium, the nonprofit standards organization that brings your language – as well as emojis – to your computer and smartphone. She also serves as a World Intellectual Property Organization domain name panelist under the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy of ICANN.

From 2013-2019 she was vice president for global intellectual property for Swarovski, and before that held various positions over a decade in the Intel legal department including vice president for global public policy, vice president for global sales & marketing legal affairs, and director of trademarks & brands. Early in her career she was an associate at Fenwick & West and director of trademarks at Sun Microsystems.

Anne has long been a leader in the global IP bar. She served on the Board of Directors of the International Trademark Association for nearly a decade and served as the Association’s president in 2005. From 2006 to 2008 she served as chair of the Coalition for Intellectual Property Rights. She was one of the drafters of the U.S. Trademark Dilution Revision Act of 2006. She has been recognized with lifetime achievement awards from the World Trademark Review and The Luxury Law Alliance, and is a member of Intellectual Asset Magazine’s IP Hall of Fame Academy.

Kurt Pritz, a member of UK Creative Ideas Strategic Planning Board, has participated in the development of .ART’s innovative domain products, technical developments, and securing intellectual property rights.
Kurt also serves as the Interim Board Chair of Art Identification Standard and is a member of the DataPulse Management Board.
As an integral part of ICANN’s Executive Team for more than 9 years, Kurt provided stability to a young ICANN’s finances, matured relationships with ICANN’s key stakeholders, and provided stability in IANA services delivery. He is best known as the architect of ICANN’s new gTLD program.
Prior to joining ICANN, Kurt spent nearly a decade at Walt Disney Imagineering where, as Vice President, Engineering & Production, he was responsible for the technical design and delivery of theme park shows and rides worldwide. Kurt also served Eaton Corporation as Plant Manager, advancing the state-of-the-art in automated electronics and avionics manufacturing.
Kurt holds a BS and MS in Physics, an MBA and a JD and is admitted to the California State Bar. He is published in technical journals and in law review.

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