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

Paul Verhoef paul.verhoef at icann.org
Thu Oct 28 14:33:27 UTC 2004

Bruce, we have had a discussion with WIPO and they have promised us a detailed commentary on the
results of the WG. We have not yet received that. Once it is in, and in accordance with the
provisions you mentioned (see below), we will provide a recommendation to the Board. We have
contacted WIPO with a request to speed up in view of the remaining time.
I trust this is useful to you 

-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce Tonkin [mailto:Bruce.Tonkin at melbourneit.com.au] 
Sent: 28 October 2004 03:56
To: paul.verhoef at icann.org
Cc: Kurt Pritz (E-mail); John Jeffrey (E-mail); Paul Twomey-ICANN (E-mail); council at gnso.icann.org
Subject: GNSO Council follow up on ICANN staff recommendation to the ICANN Board in response to the
WIPO-II recommendations

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 trademarks.
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

Bruce Tonkin
Chair, GNSO Council

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