Background & Mission Statement
The Intellectual Property Interests Constituency (hereinafter to be referred to as the IPC) is a part of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) according to Article X (5) of the ICANN bylaws, which became effective on December 15, 2002.
The purposes of the IPC are to:
Represent the views and interests of owners of intellectual property worldwide with particular emphasis on trademark, copyright, and related intellectual property rights and their effect and interaction with Domain Name Systems (DNS), and to ensure that these views, including minority views, are reflected in the recommendations made by the GNSO Council to the ICANN Board.
More particularly, to review and raise all intellectual property matters including any proposals, issues, policies, or otherwise, which may affect intellectual property, particularly as it interfaces with the DNS, and to provide to the GNSO and the ICANN Board timely and expert advice before it must make any decision or take any position thereon.
President – Brian Winterfeldt (SOI)
Vice President – Victoria Sheckler (SOI)
Treasurer – John McElwaine (SOI)
Secretary - Kiran Malancharuvil (SOI)
Heather Forrest – GNSO Chair (SOI) – Asia Pacific / October 2017 – AGM 2018
GNSO Counselor – Paul D. McGrady (SOI) – North America / October 2015 – AGM 2017
CSG Representative – Victoria Sheckler (SOI)
CSG Representative (Alternate) - Brian Winterfeldt (SOI)
Participation Coordinator - Brian Scarpelli (SOI)
- Intellectual Property Constituency Charter | Approved: 30 January 2011
- More information about the IPC including how to join can be found at http://www.ipconstituency.org
- Wiki – https://community.icann.org/display/gnsoipc/Home