[client com] Request for a quote on two tasks
gregshatanipc at gmail.com
Mon Jul 27 22:22:50 UTC 2015
My answers are in-line below. Happy to discuss these or any other aspects
of this matter further.
On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 4:28 PM, Hofheimer, Joshua T. <jhofheimer at sidley.com
> Thanks this is very helpful. A couple follow-up questions as well:
> 1. Are there trademarks, tradenames and logos that have been
> registered in countries outside the United States?
I have not conducted a comprehensive search, but I am not aware of any
registrations outside the US. I did check the TMView search tool offered
by OHIM (European Community trademark office), which covers the CTM and
many of the country-level registrations, as well as the US. It did not
reveal any other registrations.
> 2. If so, are they all registered by ICANN, or in some
> jurisdictions are they owned by a local affiliate/subsidiary.
> 3. Would it be possible to get a schedule of all registered marks,
> names and logos, showing the mark, the registration date, number and
> registered owner? Ultimately, we are going to need this regardless, and
> hopefully ICANN staff have maintained it on a regular basis.
ICANN's outside counsel (Jones Day) should have all this information
available in their trademark docketing software, and they should be able to
quickly generate a report for all the IANA-related marks, with all this
information and more (you may want the description of goods & services as
> 4. We also would like a schedule of all the domain names,
> including the identified Registrant and Registrar. The Administrative
> Contact would be useful too.
I would expect that the ICANN employee in charge of managing their domain
names should be able to generate a report with all this information. I do
know that ICANN owns iana.com, iana.net and iana.org. iana.org is the
primary domain name. It appears that "IANA" may be "registry reserved"
string in at least some other top level domains.
Here is the WHOIS report for iana.com. I expect iana.net and iana.org to
Domain Name: IANA.COM
Registry Domain ID: 1449648_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Update Date: 2014-10-19T17:48:13Z
Creation Date: 1996-07-29T04:00:00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2023-10-19T03:59:59Z
Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 146
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse at godaddy.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4806242505
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited
Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Domain Administrator
Registrant Organization: ICANN
Registrant Street: 12025 Waterfront Drive
Registrant Street: Suite 300
Registrant City: Los Angeles
Registrant State/Province: California
Registrant Postal Code: 90094-2536
Registrant Country: United States
Registrant Phone: +1.4242171313
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax: +1.4242171313
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: domain-admin at icann.org
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: Domain Administrator
Admin Organization: ICANN
Admin Street: 12025 Waterfront Drive
Admin Street: Suite 300
Admin City: Los Angeles
Admin State/Province: California
Admin Postal Code: 90094-2536
Admin Country: United States
Admin Phone: +1.4242171313
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax: +1.4242171313
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: domain-admin at icann.org
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: Domain Administrator
Tech Organization: ICANN
Tech Street: 12025 Waterfront Drive
Tech Street: Suite 300
Tech City: Los Angeles
Tech State/Province: California
Tech Postal Code: 90094-2536
Tech Country: United States
Tech Phone: +1.4242171313
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax: +1.4242171313
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: domain-admin at icann.org
Name Server: NS.ICANN.ORG
Name Server: A.IANA-SERVERS.NET
Name Server: B.IANA-SERVERS.NET
Name Server: C.IANA-SERVERS.NET
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System:
>>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-07-27T21:00:00Z <<<
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> Finally, in a prior email you forwarded with some background materials you
> expressed the concern that the IETF Trust might not be a legal person. Can
> you give us some further insight into the circumstances that give rise to
> this concern for you, or were your questions addressed by the IETF?
I based this on reviewing the trademark registration for IETF on the USPTO
website, where the trademark is held in the name of the trustees,
specifically as follows:
(REGISTRANT) The Trustees of the IETF TRUST, a Virginia trust, the trustees
comprising Stephen D. Crocker, Lucy Elizabeth Lynch, Lynn M. St. Amour and
Raymond G. Pelletier, Jr., all U.S. citizens, Brian E. Carpenter, a United
Kingdom citizen, Leslie L. Daigle and Edmund B. Juskevicius, both Canadian
citizens, Kurt Erik Lindqvist, a Swedish citizen and Jonne Adam Soininen, a
Finnish citizen TRUST VIRGINIA 1775 WIEHLE AVENUE #102 C/O RAY PELLETIER,
IETF ADMIN DIRECTOR RESTON VIRGINIA 201905108
I also based this on a review of the IETF Founding Documents, which are at
It's worth noting that the IETF Trust is set up as a trust for
IETF-related IPR, and the sole beneficiary is the IETF (or
the IETF's successor with respect to the development of technical standards
for the Internet
I also reviewed that the IETF "General Trademark License" template on their
website, http://trustee.ietf.org/docs/IETF_General_TM_License.pdf, which
is in the name of the Trust and makes no mention of the Trustees.
(Interestingly, while this trademark license makes reference to usage and
quality control guidelines, which are in a separate document at
http://www.ietf.org/trademarks-guidelines, that document does not appear to
contain what I would deem quality control guidelines (but only contains
Hope this helps,
> *JOSHUA* *HOFHEIMER*
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> *From:* cwg-client-bounces at icann.org [mailto:cwg-client-bounces at icann.org]
> *On Behalf Of *Greg Shatan
> *Sent:* Wednesday, July 22, 2015 5:45 AM
> *To:* Flanagan, Sharon
> *Cc:* cwg-client at icann.org
> *Subject:* Re: [client com] Request for a quote on two tasks
> I started to put together some background information on the IANA
> trademarks that might be helpful to you and your colleagues, once you get
> the green light to proceed. It's based on information publicly available
> through the US Patent & Trademark Office website and the ICANN website, so
> there's nothing unique here, but it might save a little time and effort.
> On Sat, Jul 18, 2015 at 9:33 AM, Flanagan, Sharon <sflanagan at sidley.com>
> Dear All,
> With respect to Item #1 below, we would expect the stress test and
> assessment of the IPR issue under the three scenarios below would require
> approximately $35,000-40,000 of legal work. This would be for our analysis
> and review and would not include time spent on follow up calls or
> iterations of the document.
> Please let us know if you have any questions.
> Best regards,
> *SHARON* *FLANAGAN*
> *Sidley Austin LLP*
> sflanagan at sidley.com
> *From:* Lise Fuhr [mailto:lise.fuhr at difo.dk]
> *Sent:* Tuesday, July 14, 2015 6:58 AM
> *To:* Flanagan, Sharon
> *Cc:* Jonathan Robinson; Grace Abuhamad; Marika Konings;
> cwg-client at icann.org
> *Subject:* Request for a quote on two tasks
> Dear Sharon,
> As we talked about during the Client Committee call last Thursday, we have
> discussed with the CWG Sidley's eventual advice regarding two issues – IPR
> and a matrix of the bylaws. The CWG agreed to request Sidley to give an
> estimate of the hours needed in order to perform the two tasks:
> 1. IPR - To conduct a stress-test approach regarding the IANA IPR
> issue. This includes four aspects:
> a. Sidley should consult with ICANN Legal in order to obtain further
> insight and background to the IPR issue. This can be done with the
> involvement of other members of the CWG – like the Client Committee.
> Furthermore CWG is considering involving other communities in this
> fact-gathering exercise.
> b. There appear to be three possible scenarios. IANA’s IPR either:
> (i) stays with ICANN; (ii) goes to PTI; or (iii) goes into trust (IETF,
> mutual trust).
> c. What risks exist with each approach from a CWG-Stewardship perspective.
> These need to be evaluated in view of ICANN's position and the proposal
> from the other communities to determine what is optimal and/or acceptable.
> d. There are 3 trademarks involved: (i) "Internet Assigned Numbers
> Authority," (ii) "IANA", and (iii) the IANA Logo, which consists of IANA in
> stylized letters plus Internet Assigned Numbers Authority.
> 2. Matrix of the ICANN bylaws:
> Create a matrix to help determine where the bylaws that are needed in
> relation to the CWG proposal belong. Identify which bylaws Sidley would
> suggest that the CWG should draft (be in charge of having drafted), and
> which bylaws drafted by the CCWG need to be signed off by the CWG. There
> will be a part of the bylaws that are being prepared by the CCWG that have
> no direct relationship to the CWG's work and these constitute a third
> After receiving the quote, the Client Committee will evaluate the
> estimates of the two tasks and get back to you.
> If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get back to me.
> Best regards,
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