Enno Heringson, Mari Must and Madis Päts are new members of the Domain Disputes Committee
Mari Must is a European trademark and design attorney at the Law Office of Raidla Lejins & Norcous, dealing with intellectual property, advertising and domain issues and civil and administrative court procedures. Mari received her master’s degree at the Faculty of Law of the University of Tartu. She has been a member of the Association of Estonian Patent Attorneys since 2003.
Madis Päts is a sworn advocate and Member of the Management Board of the Law Office of Luberg & Päts, specialising among other topics in copyright and industrial property rights. Having graduated cum laude from the Faculty of Law of the University of Tartu, he has been a member of the Bar Association since 1995 and a member of its Management Board since 2010.
Other members of the Domain Disputes Committee: Indrek Eelmets, Carri Ginter, Andres Hallmägi, Taivo Kivistik, Risto Käbi, Ants Nõmper, Riina Pärn, Almar Sehver and Alar Urm.
The Domain Disputes Committee is an independent body of the Estonian Internet Foundation that solves domain disputes, offering extrajudicial protection against domain name hijacking and profiteering. The advantage of this independent Domain Disputes Committee compared to a state court is in saving time, i.e. a trademark proprietor complaining about domain name hijacking can get a solution much more quickly here than when addressing the matter to a court. Turning to the Domain Disputes Committee does not mean relinquishing the option of protecting your rights via judicial proceedings.
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.ee will update the Domain Regulation due to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entering into force on the 25 May 2018. .ee Domain Regulation provides standard terms that regulate the legal relationship between the EIF, domain registrant and registrar (service provider). Main changes concern the WHOIS-service in which the contact information of a registrant who is a natural person can no longer be publicly disclosed.
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