The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) is delighted to host the 2019 ADNDRC Conference on 11 September 2019 to address emerging issues in domain name dispute resolution. The theme for this year's Conference is Manage Domain Names and Trademarks in the E-business World.

Since its inaugural conference in 2005, the ADNDRC Conference has provided a unique forum for participants to exchange views on hot topics on domain name dispute resolution, bringing together in-house counsel, barristers, solicitors, arbitrators, domain name experts, and senior executives of major local and international corporations.


  • Insiders' Views on Procedural Issues
  • Panelists' Views on Substantive Issues
  • How to protect and recover your domains before Chinese court?
  • Tackling Domain Name and Trademark-squatting - Regulation, Law and Practice
  • ICANN new gTLD programme next round: what brand owners should know
  • Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) for Resolving IP Disputes


  • English and Mandarin


  • RMB 450 (networking lunch included)


8:30 AM - 9 AM
9 AM - 9:10 AM
Welcome Remarks
9:10 AM - 9:20 AM
Opening Remarks
9:20 AM - 9:50 AM
Keynote Remarks
9:50 AM - 10:40 AM
Session 1: Insiders’ Views on Procedural Issues (session in English)
- Salient issues in .cn, .hk, .kr and .my procedures
- What needs to be done before filing your domain name complaint
- Language issues in domain name dispute resolution
10:40 AM - 11 AM
Refreshment Break
11 AM - 11:50 AM
Session 2: Panelists’ Views on Substantive Issues (session in English)
- Unregistered trademark rights
- Identity or confusing similarity
- Generic terms
- Reseller/ distributor issue
- Reverse domain name hijacking
11:50 AM - 12:30 PM
Session 3: How to protect and recover your domains before Chinese court? (session in Mandarin)
12:30 PM - 2 PM
Networking Lunch
2 PM - 2:50 PM
Session 4: Tackling Domain Name and Trademark-squatting - Regulation, Law and Practice (session in Mandarin)
2:50 PM - 3:10 PM
Refreshment Break
3:10 PM - 4 PM
Session 5: ICANN new gTLD programme next round: what brand owners should know (session in English)
4 PM - 4:50 PM
Session 6: Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) for Resolving IP Disputes (session in English)
4:50 PM - 5 PM
Closing Remarks

Confirmed Speakers to Date

  • Dennis Cai (Council Member at ADNDRC)

    Dennis Cai

    Council Member at ADNDRC

  • Julien Chaisse (Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Faculty of Law))

    Julien Chaisse

    Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Faculty of Law)

  • Jacob Chen (Principal at Rouse)

    Jacob Chen

    Principal at Rouse

  • Douglas Clark (Barrister at Gilt Chambers)

    Douglas Clark

    Barrister at Gilt Chambers

  • Sarah Grimmer (Secretary-General at HKIAC)

    Sarah Grimmer

    Secretary-General at HKIAC

  • Sebastian Hughes (Barrister at Prince's Chambers)

    Sebastian Hughes

    Barrister at Prince's Chambers

  • Kim Hyun Jun (Case Manager at IDRC)

    Kim Hyun Jun

    Case Manager at IDRC

  • Eugene Low (Partner at Hogan Lovells)

    Eugene Low

    Partner at Hogan Lovells

  • Wesley Pang (Managing Counsel at HKIAC)

    Wesley Pang

    Managing Counsel at HKIAC

  • Vinayak Pradhan (Chairman at ADNDRC)

    Vinayak Pradhan

    Chairman at ADNDRC

  • Diana Rahman (Case Counsel at AIAC)

    Diana Rahman

    Case Counsel at AIAC

  • Joe Simone (Partner at SIPS)

    Joe Simone

    Partner at SIPS

  • Christopher To (International Arbitrator at Gilt Chambers)

    Christopher To

    International Arbitrator at Gilt Chambers

  • Fan Yang (Secretary-General at CIETAC Online Dispute Resolution Centre)

    Fan Yang

    Secretary-General at CIETAC Online Dispute Resolution Centre

  • Xun Yang (Partner at Llinks Law Offices)

    Xun Yang

    Partner at Llinks Law Offices

  • Liguo Zhou (IP Director of Tencent)

    Liguo Zhou

    IP Director of Tencent

  • Wen Zou (Partner at AnJie Law Firm)

    Wen Zou

    Partner at AnJie Law Firm

Visa Requirements

A China tourist visa is required for most foreigners wishing to visit China. If you wish to attend the Conference, please check with your travel agent whether a visa is required.

If you wish to apply for a tourist visa, please email the completed application form to Cici Tam at cici.tam@hk.fcm.travel. Please also check if your passport photo fulfills the requirements. The time to process a China tourist visa application is normally 3 to 4 working days and the application fee subjects to nationality.


Conference participants are responsible for making their own travel and accommodation arrangements. Nevertheless, the HKIAC has reserved a limited number of rooms at the following rate at the Marco Polo Shenzhen from 10 - 12 September, 2019: 

Superior Room:

  • RMB 820/room/night (excluding breakfast) including 10% service charge and 6% VAT
  • RMB 920/room/night (including 1 breakfast) including 10% service charge and 6% VAT

Deluxe Room:

  • RMB 970/room/night (excluding breakfast) including 10% service charge and 6% VAT
  • RMB 1,070/room/night (including 1 breakfast) including 10% service charge and 6% VAT

If you wish to take advantage of preferential rates, please complete and email this form to the Marco Polo Shenzhen at resv.shz@marcopolohotels.com on or before 8 September 2019. Each participant is responsible for his/her own room charges. Rooms are limited and reservations will be subject to availability. 

How to get there?

Metro15 minutes travelling time between Shopping Park Station and Luohu Railway Station and 4 minutes walking distance after exiting from Shopping Park Station.

High Speed Rail: 10 minutes walking distance to Futian Station.

Car Transfer: HKD 1,800 for one way trip from Hong Kong to the Marco Polo Shenzhen (7-Seater MPV). Same day round trip for HKD 3,300. Please contact Cici Tam at cici.tam@hk.fcm.travel for enquiries and reservations.

About the organisers

ADNDRC - Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre

ADNDRC was jointly established by the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) in 2002. It was established as a charitable institution in Hong Kong and remains today the same status. Since the inception of ADNDRC, CIETAC and HKIAC have been operating respectively as the Beijing Office and Hong Kong Office of the ADNDRC, providing domain name dispute resolution services under the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). In 2006, the Korean Internet Address Dispute Resolution Committee (KIDRC) joined the ADNDRC and started to operate as the Seoul Office. In 2009, the ADNDRC announced the opening of its Kuala Lumpur Office operated by the Asian International Arbitration centre (AIAC). Since 2018, the Kuala Lumpur Office (AIAC) operates the Secretariat of the ADNDRC. For more information, see https://www.adndrc.org.

HKIAC - Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

Founded in 1985, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) is one of Asia's oldest and most prestigious international arbitration institutions, offering efficient and cost effective arbitration administration services, in addition to mediation, adjudication and domain name dispute resolution. According to Global Arbitration Review, "No regional institution has been running so successfully for so long." With its multinational and multilingual Secretariat consisting of lawyers from around the world and a Panel Arbitrators comprised of leading arbitration experts with wide ranging expertise and experience from over 40 jurisdictions, HKIAC is Asia's premier arbitration institution. The pre-eminence of HKIAC as a venue for resolving international and domestic disputes is bolstered by its spacious state-of-the-art hearing facilities in central Hong Kong and is reflected in its diverse caseload. For more information, see www.hkiac.org.


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Marco Polo Shenzhen

28 Fuhua 1st Road, Futian CBD
Shenzhen 518048, China

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