Dear Sirs, I am a German trademark attorney and member of INTA. INTA informed us about the eventual amendment to an Internet policy regarding the Whois system. I wish to point out that checking the WHOIS- system belongy to my daily work. It is a very useful instrument to find out the contact of owners of problematic web sites. The abolishment of publicly available information would have a very negative effect in our daily work. I thus fully support Motion 2 with the effect to conduct an objective and comprehensive study on the legitimate abuses and uses of Whois data. Yours sincerely Karin Stumpf German Patent Attorney European Trademark and Design Attorney Kaufmann & Stumpf Alte Weinsteige 71 D - 70597 Stuttgart Registered Partnership of Patent Attorneys at the Register Court Stuttgart, Register N° PR 171 Fon: +49 (711) 25971716 Fax: +49 (711) 25971717 stumpf@xxxxxxxxx office@xxxxxxxxx <http://www.pat-ks.de/> www.pat-ks.de This e-mail is intended for the named recipient(s) only and may contain information that is privileged and confidential. Nothing in this e-mail is intended to constitute a waiver of any privilege or the confidentiality of this message. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify us immediately by reply and delete this message. Thank you.