INDIAN TECHNOLOGY MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION CENTRE (ITMAC)

The Indian Technology Mediation and Arbitration Centre (ITMAC) is India’s first and niche Mediation And Arbitration Centre dedicated to Information Technology and Domain Names. It has requested ICANN to consider its functions and merits and approve its proposal to be recognized as a dispute resolution service provider under UDRP.

ITMAC is chaired by Mr.Pavan Duggal who is India’s ace cyber lawyer. Mr. Duggal has been a Member of the Nominating Committee and the Membership Advisory Committee and Membership Implementation Task Force of ICANN. Mr.Duggal is also a member of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre Panel of Neutrals and has adjudicated various matters. He had been a Panelist for domain name disputes with the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre( ADNDRC). Mr. Duggal is the Founder of cyberarbitration, and online system of alternative dispute resolution.ITMAC has numerous panelists who are experts in the field of Intellectual Property Technology law,as also Technology. ITMAC regularly interacts with its panelists and hopes to organize public consultations and hold internal discussions on various issues pertaining to Intellectual Property and IDN’s.

ITMAC has developed procedures to deal with multilingual administration of dispute resolution. ITMAC has the capability to administer disputes pertaining to domain names in various languages including English, Hindi,Tamil, Bengali, Punjabi, Urdu, Marathi,Malayalam, Gujrati, Oriya, Kannada, Telegu etc.

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