Paul McGrady - ASIPI Aruba 2016

Paul McGrady

Winston & Strawn - United States

Curriculum Vitae

Paul D. McGrady is a partner in Winston & Strawn’s Chicago office and chair of the firm’s trademark, domain names, and brand enforcement practice. He has taught Advanced Trademarks and Cyberlaw at DePaul Law School. 

Mr. McGrady works with clients in the adoption, prosecution, licensing, and enforcement of trademarks in the United States and throughout the world.

Mr. McGrady represents large brand owners, including new gTLD registries, in their domain name and ICANN matters as well as brand-friendly registrars. Mr. McGrady served a critical role in the strategy and negotiations which led to ICANN’s adoption of “Specification 13” in which ICANN finally recognized the unique role and responsibilities of brand registries. His experience includes domain name disputes, domain name transactions, the creation of new top-level domain names, CAN-SPAM disputes, Computer Fraud & Abuse Act disputes, online copyright and brand identity disputes, and transactions and counseling related to intellectual property aspects of social/mobile media.

Mr. McGrady has successfully handled more than 500 proceedings under the Uniform Domain Dispute Resolution Procedure (UDRP). Mr. McGrady has also handled multiple litigations brought under the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) and successful actions under foreign domain name dispute policies.

  • Tuesday15-Mar-2016
1:30 pm

Kidnapping of Trademarks on the Internet: Cybersquatting