[gnso-rpm-wg] Visual Spectrum: Standard Character to Design Marks

Phil Corwin psc at vlaw-dc.com
Tue May 9 20:15:56 UTC 2017

Thank you. Now even I can understand the differences ;-)

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From: gnso-rpm-wg-bounces at icann.org [mailto:gnso-rpm-wg-bounces at icann.org] On Behalf Of Winterfeldt, Brian J.
Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 3:02 PM
To: gnso-rpm-wg at icann.org
Subject: [gnso-rpm-wg] Visual Spectrum: Standard Character to Design Marks

Hi all:

For folks who are visual learners, we thought it might help to put together an infographic to supplement Mary's glossary and help the WG conceptualize any consensus on the line drawn for entry into the TMCH.

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It is meant to be an iterative infographic, so feel free to propose clarifications or changes.  As we have stated in the past, we believe that all text marks should clearly be eligible for recordation within the TMCH, regardless of any stylization, font or figurative or design elements (so textual elements from the entire spectrum depicted above would be eligible); importantly, we also agree that any textual elements that have been disclaimed (specifically in stylized, composite / special form, or design marks) should not be eligible for recordation.

Incidentally, you will not find specific definitions for "design mark" within the TMEP, instead the terms "composite" and "special form" are used depending on the circumstance.

Thank you,


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