Community: RIPE

Short biography

Eric Ramage is a UK trade mark attorney, and a trade mark advocate litigator in the English and European Community Trade Mark Courts. He is experienced both in corporate practice and in private practice, with a strong focus on domain name dispute resolution.

He takes a keen interest in professional education, and has tutored trade mark law and advanced practice to aspiring trade mark attorneys, and has lectured on internet and domain name issues, for many years. He is a member of the Joint Examining Board for entry on to the registers of Patent Attorneys and Trade Mark Attorneys in the United Kingdom, and is formerly a member of the governing Council of the UK based Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys. He is currently a member of that body’s Litigator Accreditation Board and Litigator Conduct Committee.

Eric Ramage is a Member of Council of the European Community Trade Mark Association (ECTA). Eric represented ECTA on the EURid IDN Advisory Board, and has represented ECTA on the Council of Conduct for EURid registrars, ever since the Council of Conduct was established.

Eric has been a member of the Policy Advisory Board (the “PAB”) of the UK registry Nominet, ever since the PAB was set up in 1999, and has been its Chair since 2006. During this time, the PAB has successfully addressed issues as diverse as industry standards, domain names involved in criminal activity, “lock states”, reserved names, two-letter domains, registrar parking pages; phishing; the UK ‘Byron Review on Child Internet Safety’, a review of Nominet’s Dispute Resolution Service including “Summary Decisions” on uncontested disputes, and a review of the .ltd.uk and .plc.uk SLD registration rules.