Alexander Kopf will be joining the Florida International University College of Law as a visiting researcher from Feb. 20, until July 19, 2013. He will be working with Professor Hannibal Travis.
Mr. Kopf holds a first degree in law focusing on commercial and intellectual property law from Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena, Thuringia, Germany. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Martin-Luther-University in Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany studying the cross-border enforcement of domain claims. Mr. Kopf’s research will focus on the legal aspects of U.S. domain law, examining the different possibilities and requirements for jurisdiction and enforcement of claims.
The cross-border enforcement of domain-claims deals with the relation of national jurisdiction and international arbitration Systems for Domains (UDRP and ADR) for the enforcement of trademark and name right related claims against the infringing use of domains. Mr. Kopf will give special consideration to how the problems resulting from the territorial character of protection rights can be avoided by arbitration panels. The related issues of international jurisdiction the cross-border enforcement demand a detailed analysis of intellectual property and international procedural law.