Intellectual Property

Last Updated: 13 December 2016

Archive Page of the GNSO Intellectual Property Constituency

​The Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC) ​represents the views and interests of owners of intellectual property worldwide, with a particular emphasis on trademark, copyright, and related intellectual property rights and their effect and interaction with the DNS. The IPC works to ensure that these views, including minority views, are reflected in the recommendations made by the GNSO Council to the ICANN Board.

The IPC also reviews and raises all intellectual property matters, including any proposals, issues, policies, or otherwise, which may affect intellectual property, particularly as it interfaces with the DNS

Constituency Website

Previous Council members elected by the Intellectual Property Constituency

  • Asia-Pacific – Heather Forrest, Vice-Chair of the GNSO Council (AGM 2016)
  • ​Europe - Petter Rindforth (AGM 2014)
  • NorthA - Brian Winterfeldt (AGM 2015)
  • Europe - David Taylor (AGM 2012)
  • NorthA - Kristina Rosette (AGM 2012)

IPC Officers, effective November 2015

IPC Officers, effective November 2014

IPC Officers, effective November 2013

IPC Officers, effective November 2012

IPC Officers, effective November 2011

IPC Officers, effective November 2010

  • President - J. Scott Evans (North America)
  • Vice President -- Steven Metalitz (North America)
  • Treasurer -- Brian Winterfeldt (North America)
  • Secretary -- Stacey King (North America)

Former Constituency Officers, effective November 2007-2009

Constituency Officers, effective November 2005

  • President -- Steve Metalitz (North America)
  • Vice President -- Caroline Chicoine (North America)
  • Treasurer -- Mark Bohannon (North America)
  • Secretary -- Mike Heltzer (North America)

Former Constituency Officers, effective November 2003-2005

Former Constituency Officers, November 2002 - November 2003

Former Constituency Officers, Nov 2001 - Nov 2002

On 14 Dec 2002 the DNSO has been replaced by the GNSO. The last DNSO Intellectual Property Constituency page[dnso.org].

Former Names Council/GNSO Council Representation

  • May 1999 - October 1999, Initial IP Constituency respresentatives to the Names Council:
    • NorthA (.ca) - Jonathan Cohen
    • NorthA (.us) - Caroline Chicoine
    • Europe (.be) - Ted Shapiro
  • October 1999, Jonathan Cohen, running for the ICANN Board position, is replaced by Victoria Carrington:
    • NorthA (.ca) - Victoria Carrington
    • NorthA (.us) - Caroline Chicoine
    • Europe (.be) - Ted Shapiro
  • February 2000, IPC elections, Ted Shapiro and Victoria Carrington are replaced by Axel Aus der Muhlen and Guillermo Carey:
    • NorthA (.us) - Caroline Chicoine
    • Europe (.de) - Axel Aus der Muhlen
    • LatinAC (.cl) - Guillermo Carey
  • December 2001, Axel Aus der Muhlen resigns and is replaced by Laurence Djolakian:
    • NorthA (.us) - Caroline Chicoine
    • Europe (.fr) - Laurence Djolakian
    • LatinAC (.cl) - Guillermo Carey
  • February 2002, IPC elections:
    • NorthA (.us) - J. Scott Evans
    • Europe (.fr) - Laurence Djolakian
    • AsiaPac (.il) - Ellen Shankman
  • March 2003, J. Scott Evans resigns and is replaced by Lynda Roesch:
    • NorthA (.us) - Lynda Roesch
    • Europe (.fr) - Laurence Djolakian
    • AsiaPac (.il) - Ellen Shankman
  • November 2003, Laurence Djolakian resigns and is replaced by Niklas Lagergren:
    • Europe (.se) - Niklas Lagergren (term expires end of annual meeting 2005)
    • LatinAC (.mx) - Kiyoshi I. Tsuru A.(term expires end of annual meeting 2004)