[client com] FW: ICANN Statement Regarding IANA Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

Flanagan, Sharon sflanagan at sidley.com
Mon Aug 17 15:45:11 UTC 2015

We're available for the Thursday call.

Sharon R. Flanagan
Sidley Austin LLP
SF tel: 415-772-1271
PA tel: 650-565-7008
Email: sflanagan at sidley.com

From: Grace Abuhamad [mailto:grace.abuhamad at icann.org]
Sent: Monday, August 17, 2015 05:43 AM
To: Client Committee <cwg-client at icann.org>
Subject: [client com] FW: ICANN Statement Regarding IANA Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

Dear Client Committee,

The announcement below is for your information.

I will cancel the Client Committee call for Thursday this week, but the Chairs would like Sharon and Josh to join the full CWG call at 17:00 UTC. I will forward you the calendar invite for that call.


From: Grace Abuhamad <grace.abuhamad at icann.org<mailto:grace.abuhamad at icann.org>>
Date: Monday, August 17, 2015 at 8:37 AM
To: <cwg-stewardship at icann.org<mailto:cwg-stewardship at icann.org>>
Subject: ICANN Statement Regarding IANA Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

Dear all,

Steve Crocker posted the text of this announcement to the mailing list a few days ago, and the announcement on the ICANN website was posted Saturday. Here is the link and text for your reference: https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-08-15-en.

ICANN supports the IANA Stewardship Transition Group (ICG) proposal and the underlying proposals from the Community Working Group (CWG), the Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal (CRISP) team and the Planning for the IANA/NTIA Transition (IANAPLAN) working group.

The ICANN Board is focused on how to implement the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) component of the proposal. The Board believes that for stability and pragmatic operational reasons, the IANAFunctions Operator must have operational control over the IANA.ORG<http://iana.org/> domain.

During the transition, ICANN is prepared to transfer full ownership of the IANA-related trademarks to a neutral third party mutually agreed among the operational communities with the understanding thatICANN, as the current IANA Functions Operator, will be granted license to those trademarks and ICANNwill maintain operational control of the IANA.ORG<http://iana.org/> domain for as long as ICANN remains the IANAFunctions Operator.

If the transfer during the transition affects the timeline, we advise delay until after the transition. In that event ICANN is ready to hold the IPR as interim measure but commits to transfer it within 120 days after the neutral third party is identified by the operational communities.

We believe this is neutral and in the public interest. We look forward to hearing from anyone in the community.

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