I’m pleased to welcome Brian Beckham, the newest contributor to Internet Cases. Brian is currently based in Switzerland as a Case Manager with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center. He’s licensed to practice law in Virginia, and while he was practicing in the states, he focused on trademark law (as well as communications related contracts and licensing and nonprofit law) before joining WIPO in 2007. He holds a degree in philosophy from Ohio University, a J.D. and LL.M. in information technology from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, and can often be found cycling the Alps surrounding Geneva, Switzerland. Drop him a line at brian.beckham [at] gmail.com. Although Brian works for WIPO, his posts are made in a personal capacity and recap publicly available information. Here’s a link to a more complete bio: http://jbrianbeckham.blogspot.com.

Brian’s first post deals with NASCAR’s unsuccessful attempts to wrangle a domain name from another party using the mark within a domain name.