Back in June of 2012, the Administrative Conference of the United States approved non-binding “Midnight Rules” guidelines. Midnight rulemaking involves the pushing through of rules by a President, in the last few months of their administration. Host David Yas, a BU Law alum, former publisher of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and a V.P. at Bernstein Global Wealth, chats with consultant for the Administrative Conference of the United States, Professor Jack M. Beermann, about Midnight Regulations, the new recommendations and the potential impact on current and future administrations.
On this edition of IP Counsel, host Attorney Peter Lando, partner at the firm of Lando & Anastasi, LLP, welcomes Mary Wong, Professor of Law at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, and Director of the School’s Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, to discuss plans of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for new gTLDs and how they will be implemented. Peter and Mary take a look at several concerns raised by the international business community and how ICANN has attempted to address each of these issues.