[gnso-sti] Suggestion to reduce outcry
During discussions on the previous versions of the TC, one of the points regularly raised was that this is outside of ICANN's core mission and competence.
We have addressed this by making it clear that this is to be an outsourced service and not operated by ICANN.
I suggest that we make this clear in the introduction to the TM.Specifically, the sentence including "... the creation of a Trademark Clearinghouse (TC) would be a beneficial implementation tool ..." should be changed to "... the creation of a Trademark Clearinghouse (TC), to be operated by an arms-length contractor, would be a beneficial implementation tool ..."
Assuming my terminology is ok, this simply says up-front what we later imply when we discuss the contracts between the TC Provider(s) and ICANN.