[council] GNSO Council follow up on ICANN staff recommendation to the ICANN Board in response to the WIPO-II recommendations

Bruce Tonkin Bruce.Tonkin at melbourneit.com.au
Thu Oct 28 01:55:37 UTC 2004

Hello Paul,

At the last Council teleconference, a question was raised regarding the
follow-up to the last Board resolution on WIPO from the KL meeting.  The
GNSO Council wishes to know what recommendation the ICANN staff will be
making to the Board for the meeting in Cape Town.

From: http://www.icann.org/minutes/kl-resolutions-23jul04.htm

"WIPO II President's Working Group Recommendation
Resolved [04.61], that the President and staff should proceed to
investigate and analyze the Working Group's Report and the General
Counsel's advice on the legal aspects of the relationship between
ICANN's mission and the 21 February 2003 WIPO letter.

Resolved [04.62], that following the investigation and analysis,
President and Staff should produce a recommendation to the Board before
the Cape Town Meeting, so that the Board may make its decision on the
WIPO II recommendations during that meeting."

Note the last GNSO Council resolution on this topic was from its
teleconfernece on 17 April 2003:

"To consider the WIPO recommendations separately from the review of the
existing Universal Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) which is aimed at
That the WIPO recommendations associated with Names and Acronymns of
International Intergovernmental Organisations and Country Names should
be subject to a policy development process to look at how they can be
implemented taking into account a thorough examination of the issues
surrounding the recommendations."

Bruce Tonkin
Chair, GNSO Council

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