[bc-gnso] Updated ICANN New gTLD Committee resolutions on GAC Advice from Beijing

J. Scott Evans jscottevans at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 15 10:50:15 UTC 2013

Here is a bit more about my reasoning:<br/><br/>Geographic regions do not have global protection.  Some jurisdictions provide geographic indication protections – but that is done legislatively, be it nationally or through treaties - not de facto.  And it is a highly contentious process. <br/> <br/>What the GAC is asking is that ICANN propel geographic terms – and not just country names are recognized, but any term a particular jurisdiction decides is regionally sensitive – to a level of legislatively or treaty-based recognition.  National and international law does not provide for this.  While it is not technically “law,” it is having that impact through ICANN processes. <br/> <br/>I think it is important for the BC to keep GAC rights to advice out of this equation.  We are talking about ICANN Board adopting advice that gives extra-national rights.<br/><br/>Sent from Yahoo! Mail for iPad
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