proposed changes to Whois database - adoption of motion 2 on October 31, 2007
Dear Sir or Madam, I am a patent attorney at the German law firm "Uexküll & Stolberg" and active in various areas of trademark law. As far as our experience goes, the Whois system is an important and useful database to determine the owner of a domain name. Via this database it is possible to locate and contact the true owners of problematic web sites which is very helpful when protecting intellectual property rights such as trademarks. Thereby, for example deceptions of consumers in the internet marketplace can be prevented. Thus, we believe that the GNSO Council should adopt Motion 2, that is to conduct an objective and comprehensive study on the uses and abuses of Whois data before making policy changes that may permanently alter the structure of the Whois system, and reject Motions 1 and 3. Yours sincerely, Fabian Müller UEXKÜLL & STOLBERG Patent Attorneys Beseler Str. 4 D-22607 Hamburg Tel. +49 40 8996540 Fax. + 49 40 89965488 E-Mail mueller <blocked::blocked::mailto:mueller@xxxxxx> @uex.de _________________________ Confidentiality Note: The material in this transmission contains confidential information intended only for the addressee. If you are not the addressee, any disclosure or use of this information by you is strictly prohibited. If you have received this transmission in error, please delete it, destroy all copies, and notify Uexkull & Stolberg by telephone(+49 40) 899 654 0. Thank you.