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Trademark Internet

The committee monitors and reports on significant developments in the area of trademarks and the internet. A major focus of the committee is the domain name administration system. The committee represents AIPLA's interests as a member of the Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC) of The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), and participates in various ICANN-related working groups, working closely with AIPLA's Executive Director. We also monitor and may become involved in internet-focused legislation that impacts trademark owners, as necessary. Other areas of interest include UDRP domain name dispute decisions and relevant case law developments, such as cases involving the use of others' trademarks in keyword-triggered search engine advertising.

 

 Committee Announcements

 
  
Announcement Description
  

​ICANN 50th Meeting next week in London, England. Details can be found at: http://meetings.icann.org/icann50

Posted: June 18, 2014

  

The updated listing of subcommittee mandates and members now is posted. We are looking for interested volunteers to lead/serve on two new subcommittees. Interested members are asked to contact Mark Partridge and Janet Fuhrer.

NGPC (New gTLD Program Committee) and GAC (Government Advisory Committee) Subcommittee
Mandate: To monitor activities or what is being posted, particularly with IP impact such as refusal to register certain terms with regional, generic or other problematic significance.
 
Internet Governance Subcommittee
Mandate: To monitor ICANN (and related) activities and discussions or what is being posted, particularly with IP impact.

  

This is a reminder that in 2014, the Committee will meet by teleconference on the third Wednesday of every month at 11 am Eastern time. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 11 am ET. Agenda to follow. The minutes of our last meeting on January 15, 2014 now have been posted.

  

Proposal for a Specification 13 to the ICANN Registry Agreement to Contractually Reflect Certain Limited Aspects of ".Brand" New gTLDs: http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/spec13-06dec13-en.htm (comment period closes January 31, 2014)

  

ICANN 49 23-27 March 2014 Singapore open for registration: http://singapore49.icann.org/en/

  

ICANN has posted a new webpage with specific date information on the sunrise and claims periods for the new gTLDs. Here is the link:

 

http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/sunrise-claims-periods

 

  

ICANN 47 14-18 July 2013 Durban, South Africa: http://durban47.icann.org/ (Note: our monthly teleconferece for July 10 is cancelled; next monthly teleconference will take place Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 2 pm ET.)​

  

Visit website for upcoming ICANN meeting at: http://buenosaires48.icann.org/

  

Opportunities for public comment on ICANN work: http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment

  

Facebook has won the first ever resolved case under the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) against "facebok.pw" - see the article at the link below: 

http://www.worldipreview.com/news/facebook-wins-first-urs-case?utm_source=World+IP+Review&utm_campaign=011826b790-TBI_Digital_Newsletter_07_11_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d76dcadc01-011826b790-27081329

  

The DIRECTV Group Inc. (DIRECTV) was successful in its Legal Rights Objection against Dish Network’s application to operate the gTLD .DIRECT. In more than 30 rulings adverse to trademark owners, this was the second time that a WIPO panel has upheld a Legal Rights Objection. See copy of WIPO decision dated July 29, 2013 under Committee Documents.

  
  

Please note that because of a scheduling conflict with ICANN 46 7-11 April 2013 Beijing, the committee teleconference originally scheduled for April 9, 2013 (2 pm ET) will be held one week later instead on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the same time.​

  

ICANN 46 7-11 April 2013 Beijing: http://beijing46.icann.org/

  

The period for public comments to be submitted to ICANN in respect of Closed Generic gTLDs closed March 7, 2013.

See http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment for other upcoming public comment opportunities.

The period for fomal objections to new gTLDs based on string confusion, legal rights, limited public interest or community will close on March 13, 2013. Objections received by that date will move through a dispute resolution process which is expected to take about 5 months in most cases.

 

  

See article at:

http://www.worldipreview.com/news/icann-picks-first-urs-provider?goback=%2Egde_3179275_member_216286444#%2EUSYjRPtVDNo%2Elinkedin

Notable gTLDs withdrawn include .gmc, .chevrolet and .cadillac.

Until ICANN publishes the initial evaluation results, expected to be late March, applicants withdrawing their bids qualify for a 70 percent refund ($130,000) of the $185,000 application fee. After results are posted, the refund [will drop to] 50 percent. 

  

Happy New Year!

Here is the dial-in information for our first monthly (second Tuesday) teleconference of the new year:

Time: 2 pm ET/1 pm CT/noon MT/11 am PT

Dial-in: 1 (888) 291-0312 US\Canada Toll Free
             1 (630) 785-5835 US Toll
 
Passcode: 7367 337#

 

If anyone will be calling from outside the United States or Canada, send me an email at jfuhrer@ridoutmaybee.com and I will send you the dial-in information for our country.

Among other things, we will be discussing the draft comments regarding the ICANN TMC "strawman solution" forwarded to you in December. The deadline for submissions was extended by ICANN at the "11th hour" but we will need to finalize the submission and submit it to the AIPLA Board for approval shortly after our teleconference.

We look forward to speaking with you.

Mark Partridge, Chair

Janet Fuhrer, Vice-Chair

  

Latest developments in Internet governance by Stéphane Van Gelder, Registry Relations and Strategy Director of NetNames, member of ICANN’s Nominating Committee: http://www.netnames.com/blog/2013/01/icann-strives-to-improve-the-new-gtld-program/?goback=%2Egde_3179275_member_205042084

  

Noteworthy Upcoming Events:

 
January 8 at 2:00 pm ET: Brand Owners Coalition Call (conflicts with Committee teleconference! see separate announcement)
 
January 15 deadline for comments regarding ICANN TMC "Strawman Solution"

 

January 29-30: ICANN Inter-sessional Meeting in Los Angeles, CA 

 

 

 Committee Documents

 
  
  
  
  
AIPLA Letter to ICANN on Closed Generic gTLDs 3-7-13.pdf
  
10/23/2013 12:19 PMNo presence informationJanet Fuhrer
AIPLA Letter to ICANN re Strawman Solution 1-15-13.pdf
  
1/18/2013 5:05 PMNo presence informationJanet Fuhrer
AIPLA Letter to PTO on Draft Exam Guide for gTLD Trademark Registration 9-6-13.pdf
  
10/23/2013 12:19 PMNo presence informationJanet Fuhrer
AIPLA Proposed Resolution on ICANN_s New gTLD Registry Agreement.pdf
  
10/14/2013 8:45 AMNo presence informationaipla\pbarfield
AIPLA Trademark Internet Committee Report of April 16 2013 Teleconference.doc
  
5/2/2013 3:12 PMNo presence informationJanet Fuhrer
AIPLA Trademark Internet Committee Report of April 16 2014 Teleconference.pdf
  
5/7/2014 4:19 PMNo presence informationTimothy Bourne
AIPLA Trademark Internet Committee Report of August 13 2013 Teleconference.doc
  
8/14/2013 5:43 PMNo presence informationJanet Fuhrer
AIPLA Trademark Internet Committee Report of December 10 2013 Teleconference.pdf
  
1/5/2014 11:50 AMNo presence informationJanet Fuhrer
AIPLA Trademark Internet Committee Report of February 12 2013 Teleconference.DOC
Checked Out To: Janet FuhrerAIPLA Trademark Internet Committee Report of February 12 2013 Teleconference.DOC
Checked Out To: Janet Fuhrer
  
2/25/2013 1:40 PMNo presence informationJanet Fuhrer
AIPLA Trademark Internet Committee Report of February 19 2014 Teleconference.pdf
  
3/18/2014 8:08 AMNo presence informationJanet Fuhrer
AIPLA Trademark Internet Committee Report of January 15 2014 Teleconference.pdf
  
2/17/2014 11:14 AMNo presence informationJanet Fuhrer
AIPLA Trademark Internet Committee Report of January 8 2013 Teleconference.DOC
  
2/12/2013 9:14 AMNo presence informationJanet Fuhrer
AIPLA Trademark Internet Committee Report of June 11 2013 Teleconference.doc
  
8/9/2013 3:54 PMNo presence informationJanet Fuhrer
AIPLA Trademark Internet Committee Report of June 18, 2014 Teleconference.pdf
  
7/9/2014 5:14 PMNo presence informationJanet Fuhrer
AIPLA Trademark Internet Committee Report of March 12 2013 Teleconference.DOC
  
4/4/2013 1:54 PMNo presence informationJanet Fuhrer
AIPLA Trademark Internet Committee Report of March 19, 2014 Teleconference.pdf
  
4/15/2014 3:15 PMNo presence informationTimothy Bourne
AIPLA Trademark Internet Committee Report of May 14 2013 Teleconference.doc
  
5/17/2013 2:01 PMNo presence informationJanet Fuhrer
AIPLA Trademark Internet Committee Report of November 12 2013 Teleconference.pdf
  
12/9/2013 10:10 AMNo presence informationJanet Fuhrer
AIPLA Trademark Internet Committee Report of October 8 2013 Teleconference.pdf
  
10/14/2013 8:46 AMNo presence informationaipla\pbarfield
AIPLA Trademark Internet Committee Report of September 10 2013 Teleconference[1].pdf
  
10/14/2013 8:46 AMNo presence informationaipla\pbarfield
Free call in numbers for monthly AIPLA TM Internet Cttee teleconference.pdf
  
4/15/2013 2:41 PMNo presence informationJanet Fuhrer
ICANN 45 Toronto Full Report by Erin Sheehan, Policy Assistant, AIPLA.pdf
  
1/8/2013 11:42 AMNo presence informationJanet Fuhrer
Limited Preventative Registrations (LPRs) Summary.pdf
  
1/7/2013 2:50 PMNo presence informationJanet Fuhrer
LRO Summaries Prepared October 2013 Updated.pdf
  
7/22/2014 2:24 PMNo presence informationaipla\esheehan
LRO Summaries Prepared October 2013.docx
Checked Out To: Janet FuhrerLRO Summaries Prepared October 2013.docx
Checked Out To: Janet Fuhrer
  
11/7/2013 9:52 AMNo presence informationJanet Fuhrer
The DIRECTV Group Inc. v. Dish DBS Corporation, LRO2013-0005.pdf
  
8/14/2013 5:07 PMNo presence informationJanet Fuhrer
 

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