Abu-Ghazaleh: ICANN Approves the Arab Center for Dispute Resolution as the 5th Worldwide Jointly established by AIPMAS and ASIP
Abu-Ghazaleh: ICANN Approves the Arab Center for Dispute Resolution as the 5th Worldwide
Jointly established by AIPMAS and ASIP
"I thoroughly believe in the importance of arbitration as the best way to settle disputes outside courts, therefore, we dedicated the efforts and expertise of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization to have this Internet Domain Names center comes into existence" -HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh
MARINA DEL REY, CA ---- July 15, 2013 ---- The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Board of Directors has recently approved the proposal submitted by the Arab Center for Dispute Resolution (ACDR) to be an official dispute resolution service provider for the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). The Center will start operating in January 2014.
The ACDR is jointly established by the Arab Intellectual Property Mediation and Arbitration Society (AIPMAS) and the Arab Society for Intellectual Property (ASIP), with headquarters in Amman, Jordan and offices in other Arab countries. It is the first UDRP provider in the Middle East and Northern Africa and it owns a vast experience in resolving Intellectual Property disputes.
HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, AIPMAS chairman expressed his satisfaction with ICANN's recognition. He is confident the Center will serve the entire region in discharging its functions.
Earlier, the AIPMAS General Assembly unanimously agreed to establish the Arab Center for Dispute Resolution (ACDR). Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Legal, a member of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization was entrusted to make the Center fully operational under the auspices of the Arab Intellectual Property Mediation and Arbitration Society (AIPMAS).
Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh said that as the fifth accredited center in the world, and being in the Arab region, the Center has particular significance for focusing on domain name-related disputes capable of being settled by arbitrators proficient in many languages.
The Center will be headed by Ms. Lalla Khan, Attorney at Law, who will deal solely with resolving IP domain name disputes and will provide reliable and quality administration of UDRP cases in three major languages - Arabic, English and French with more in the near future.
A graduate from Temple University Law School Philadelphia, PA, Ms. Khan has a long experience in this field and is a member of the New York Bar Association; she is fluent in English, French, Spanish, Urdu and Dari and has worked as a Human Rights Legal Affairs Officer, legal advisor and consultant.
The Center is inviting attorneys, academics and all those who are interested in joining the Panelists to contact the Center and be part of this official dispute resolution service provider.
The Arab Intellectual Property, Mediation and Arbitration Society (AIPMAS), is a non-profit organization, headed by HE Dr. Talal Abu- Ghazaleh. It was established in Amman Jordan, by some of the top practitioners of intellectual property (IP) in the Arab region. Its mission is to bring together the IP professionals and practitioners in the Arab region and to help build awareness and understanding of intellectual property issues and their dynamics.
AIPMAS works to foster the development of Intellectual Property laws and systems, in the Arab region, and the building of capacities among Arab practitioners. The Society also focuses on the activities of its Center of Mediation and Arbitration which resolves conflicts in the area of Intellectual Property through the use of international arbitrators applying international rules. AIPMAS implements a broad range of activities including assisting in the development of IP laws and systems, holding seminars, workshops, teaching and training courses, research projects as well as through its many publications.