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[alac] Preliminary board minutes / WIPO2

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  • Subject: [alac] Preliminary board minutes / WIPO2
  • From: Thomas Roessler <roessler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2003 22:59:57 +0200



WIPO-2 Recommendations

Whereas, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) sent
ICANN a letter dated 21 February 2003 providing information about
two decisions, concerning recommendations about the names and
acronyms of International Intergovernmental Organizations and about
the names of countries, which WIPO member states requested be
transmitted to ICANN;

Whereas, in resolution 03.22 the Board requested the President to
inform the Governmental Advisory Committee, the Supporting
Organizations, and the other Advisory Committees of the 21 February
2003 letter from WIPO and to invite their comments;

Whereas, advice and comments were received from the At-Large
Advisory Committee (ALAC), the GNSO Council, the Governmental
Advisory Committee (GAC), and the Intellectual Property Interests
and the Commercial and Business Users Constituencies of the GNSO;

Whereas, the Board has considered the advice and comments received,
as well as the discussion and analysis in the 1 June 2003 General
Counsel's Briefing Concerning Policy-Development Process on WIPO-2

Resolved [03.83] that the President is directed to form, in
consultation with the chairs of the GNSO Council, the ALAC, and the
GAC, a working group including participants in the GNSO, the ALAC,
and the GAC as well as Board members, for the purpose of analyzing
the practical and technical aspects of implementing the WIPO
recommendations, and notably the implications for the UDRP; and

Further resolved [03.84] that the President and General Counsel are
directed to investigate and analyze legal aspects of the
relationship between ICANN's mission and the recommendations
conveyed by the 12 February 2003 letter from WIPO, and to report to
the Board and to the working group formed under resolution 03.83 on
the result of that investigation and analysis. Among topics to be
considered should be whether implementation of the WIPO
recommendations would require ICANN to prescribe adherence to
normative rules, not based on established laws, for the resolution
of competing third-party claims to rights to register names.

(The Board approved the above resolutions by a 15-1-0 vote, with Mr.
Auerbach voting against.)


Thomas Roessler                         <roessler (at) does-not-exist.org>

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