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Intellectual Property - 2012

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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.


Executive Committee

Steve Metalitz

President – Steve Metalitz (SOI)

Kristina Rosette

Vice President & CSG Representative – Kristina Rosette (SOI)

Mark Partridge

Treasurer – Mark Partridge (SOI)

Ellen Shankman

Secretary – Ellen Shankman (SOI)

Brian Winterfeldt

GNSO Counselor – Brian Winterfeldt (SOI) – North America / October 2011 - November 2013

John Taylor

GNSO Counselor – David Taylor (SOI) – Europe / December 2010 – October 2012

J. Scott Evans

CSG Representative (Alternate) – J. Scott Evans (SOI)



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