Comments of the Registries Stakeholder Group on the IP Clearinghouse
On behalf of the Registries Stakeholder Group (RySG), attached please find the comments of the RySG on one element of the Proposed Rights Protection Mechanisms for new gTLDs, the IP Clearinghouse, proposed by ICANN in the latest version of the Draft Applicant Guidebook Version 3. These comments respond to the questions raised on this subject by the letter sent by the ICANN Board to the GNSO Council regarding the proposed Clearinghouse and URS process. These comments should not be construed as acceptance or agreement with the other elements of the Proposed Rights Protection Mechanisms, and the RySG may file additional comments on those elements.
These comments are supported by a majority of the members of the RySG.Votes regarding the comments are still being recorded, and the RySG will amend the Statement of Support to reflect these votes when they are received.
Respectfully submitted, David W. Maher Chair, Registries Stakeholder Group Senior Vice President - Law & Policy .ORG, The Public Interest Registry 1775 Wiehle Ave, #200 Reston, VA 20190 USA (v) +1-312-876-8055 (f) +1-312-876-7934 http://www.pir.org CONFIDENTIALITY NOTE:This e-mail and any attachments are confidential and may be protected by legal privilege. If you are not the intended recipient, be aware that any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of this e-mail or any attachment is prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify us immediately by returning it to the sender and deleting this copy from your system. Thank you for your cooperation.
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