Trademark Protection and new gTLDs
At WellPoint, we have approximately 34 million people in our branded health plans, and approximately 65 million people served through our subsidiaries. As an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, WellPoint serves members as the Blue Cross licensee for California; the Blue Cross and Blue Shield licensee for Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri (excluding 30 counties in the Kansas City area), Nevada, New Hampshire, New York (as the Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee in 10 New York City metropolitan and surrounding counties and as the Blue Cross or Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee in selected upstate counties only), Ohio, Virginia (excluding the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.), and Wisconsin. In a majority of these service areas, WellPoint's plans do business as Anthem Blue Cross, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, or Empire Blue Cross (in the New York service areas). WellPoint also serves customers across the country through our UniCare subsidiary and in certain California, Arizona and Nevada markets through our CareMore subsidiary. Our 1-800 CONTACTS, Inc. subsidiary offers customers online sales of contact lenses, eyeglasses and other ocular products. Additional information about WellPoint is available at www.wellpoint.com<http://www.wellpoint.com>. As a brand owner, WellPoint supports the adoption of BOTH the "Strawman Solution" & the Limited Preventative Registration proposals as necessary implementation measures for protecting Internet users and third-party intellectual property rights. We believe these enhancements should be implemented so ICANN's underlying new gTLD policy of Protecting the Rights of Others can be achieved - given the breadth, scale and scope of the proposed expansion of the Domain Name System. Thank you, Amy Keenan - WellPoint Legal Counsel Amy Keenan │Legal Counsel │ WellPoint, Inc.│233 S. Wacker Dr. │Chicago, IL 60606 │P 312.234.8090 This e-mail is intended for the above named recipient(s) only and may contain confidential information and/or confidential and privileged attorney/client communication. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender of the miscommunication and delete this message immediately. CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information or otherwise be protected by law. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information or otherwise protected by law. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message.