Jason Schaeffer, Esq.

Before there was Instagram and Twitter, Jason was helping Fortune 100 Brands like NFL Properties and Pfizer protect their trademarks and police their online presence. Since then, he has worked in the domain name industry as a leader in protecting and selling some of the world’s premier .COM domain names and domain portfolios.

He is also active in Registry/Registrar and ICANN Policy discussions. Today, he is assisting DotMusic Ltd. in its quest to run what will be a “game changer” – a safe, trusted, community based gTLD for .MUSIC. The idea behind .MUSIC is to provide a platform where music is sold, shared, and distributed in a manner that benefits the creators, protecting their brand and Intellectual Property. Previously, Jason also helped .TUBE secure the rights to operate, and he handled ICANN Compliance matters, coordinated with its back-end technical provider, and handled Registry-Registrar Channel operations for the company.

In connection with the new gTLD program, Jason has addressed nearly all facets of the ICANN process, including, but not limited to preparing applications for new gTLDs, Legal Rights Objections, Community Priority Evaluation and Objections, Requests for Reconsideration and petitions to the Board. He has also worked with parties in connection with nearly 10 string auctions and the sale of gTLDs. He remains active with ICANN and is preparing for the next gTLD round and participating in working groups to amend rights protection mechanisms.

Complementing his many successful UDRP defenses, he has obtained a significant number of Reverse Domain Hijacking Decisions (RDNH) and is always looking to find ways to help clients protect their assets, names, and bring new ideas to life.

Jason represents ESQwire clients in connection with Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”) Disputes, Domain Sales, and Escrow Agreements, and has also assisted with Trademark Applications & Opposition Proceedings, in addition to advising for new businesses and brands. Jason obtained his law degree from Fordham University School of Law in 1998, and he graduated cum laude from Temple University in 1995 with dual degrees in Philosophy and Political Science. He also served as a Director for the Fordham Law Housing Advocacy Project, and as a mediator in Queens County, New York.

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  • New York – United States District Courts for the Southern & Eastern Districts of New York
  • New Jersey – United States District Court of New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania – United States District Courts for the Eastern & Middle Districts of Pennsylvania

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