Applicant Support for Indigenous Peoples Owning Trademarks
The second bullet point of Paragraph 3 of the Second Milestone Report states: "The application must NOT have any of the following characteristics... A TLD string explicitly based, and related to, a trademark (i.e. a "dot brand" TLD)" This bullet point should be deleted and the concern should be addressed on a case-by-case basis. For example, in North America there are numerous sovereign nations and tribes of indigenous peoples with limited resources, developing economies, and legitimate cultural and linguistic identities to protect. These tribes may own trademarks and yet may need Applicant Support in establishing a gTLD which is identical to a trademark in the name of the tribe or its native language. Respectfully submitted, Anne Aikman-Scalese [cid:807352018@29072011-288E]Anne E. Aikman-Scalese Of Counsel Lewis and Roca LLP * Suite 700 One South Church Avenue * Tucson, Arizona 85701-1611 Tel (520) 629-4428 * Fax (520) 879-4725 AAikman@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:AAikman@xxxxxxxxx> * www.LewisandRoca.com/Aikman<http://www.lewisandroca.com/Aikman> P Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail. This e-mail contains legally privileged and confidential information intended only for the individual or entity named within the message. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or the agent responsible to deliver it to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any review, dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is prohibited. If this communication was received in error, please notify us by reply e-mail and delete the original message. ________________________________ For more information about Lewis and Roca LLP, please go to www.lewisandroca.com<http://www.lewisandroca.com/>. Phoenix (602)262-5311 Minden (775)586-9500 Tucson (520)622-2090 Albuquerque (505)764-5400 Las Vegas (702)949-8200 Silicon Valley (650)391-1380 Reno (775)823-2900 This message is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or the employee or agent responsible for delivering the message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by replying to the sender of this E-Mail by return E-Mail or by telephone. In accordance with Internal Revenue Service Circular 230, we advise you that if this email contains any tax advice, such tax advice was not intended or written to be used, and it cannot be used, by any taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding penalties that may be imposed on the taxpayer.