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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
  

​Minutes of our last meeting have been posted to our microsite. Regrets for missing the meeting. The dial-in number for Canada recently was changed to a number other than the same number for the US and not discovered until after the meeting. Hope to see you at the end of October in DC for the AIPLA Annual Meeting!

  

The website for ICANN55 Marrakech 5-10 2016 is now available at: https://meetings.icann.org/en/marrakech55.​ 

  

​ICANN 54 is underway in Dublin; information can be found at: https://meetings.icann.org/en/dublin54

  

The website for ICANN 53 Buenos Aires 21-25 June 2015 is now available at: http://buenosaires53.icann.org/en/.

  

Many thanks to the URS Decisions Project Team. The Summary Report and Spreadsheet Summaries have been added to Committee Documents as of February 17, 2015.

  

New gTLD Program: Rights Protection Mechanisms Review - Draft Report - 2 February 2015

Released by ICANN for public comment by April 3, 2015; more information and resources can be found at the following link:
 
  

The proposed resolution has been posted to the Committee microsite. Let us know if you have any comments no later than January 2, 2015. Voting on the resolution will take place shortly after that date.

Wishing everyone safe and happy holidays!

Janet Fuhrer, Chair

David Einhorn, Vice Chair

  

​See the Summary now posted on our Committee microsite. The Committee wishes to thank Janice Goh for her work on this project. (December 16, 2014)

  

​Comment period open until December 31, 2014 regarding Protection of Geographic Names in new gTLD Process. Comments received to date can be found at: https://gacweb.icann.org/display/gacweb/Community+Input+-+The+protection+of+Geographic+Names+in+the+New+gTLDs+process.

  

​Welcome to the new Committee year 2014-2015. We thank outgoing Chair Mark Partridge for his extended leadership of the Committee. With ICANN 51 recently concluded (October 12-16 in Los Angeles: http://la51.icann.org/en/), preparations are underway for ICANN 52 which will be held in Singapore February 8-12, 2015: http://singapore52.icann.org/en/. Please join us for our next Committee teleconference on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 (see our Committee Calendar for details). An agenda will be circulated prior to the meeting. We look forward to speaking with those of you who can attend. Janet Fuhrer, Chair and David Einhorn, Vice Chair.

  

​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.

  

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

 

  

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. 

  

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
  
11/13/2014 12:59 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 AMaipla\pmankin
AIPLA Trademark Internet Committee Instructions for Joining LinkedIn Subgroup.pdf
  
12/15/2015 8:58 AMNo presence informationJanet Fuhrer
AIPLA Trademark Internet Committee Meeting Report of August 20 2014 Teleconference.pdf
  
3/15/2015 10:25 AMNo presence informationJanet Fuhrer
AIPLA Trademark Internet Committee Meeting Report of December 17 2014 Teleconference.pdf
  
3/15/2015 10:29 AMNo presence informationJanet Fuhrer
AIPLA Trademark Internet Committee Meeting Report of February 25 2015 Teleconference.pdf
Checked Out To: Janet FuhrerAIPLA Trademark Internet Committee Meeting Report of February 25 2015 Teleconference.pdf
Checked Out To: Janet Fuhrer
  
3/15/2015 10:31 AMNo presence informationJanet Fuhrer
AIPLA Trademark Internet Committee Meeting Report of January 21 2015 Teleconference.pdf
  
3/15/2015 10:30 AMNo presence informationJanet Fuhrer
AIPLA Trademark Internet Committee Meeting Report of July 17 2014 Teleconference.pdf
  
3/15/2015 10:24 AMNo presence informationJanet Fuhrer
AIPLA Trademark Internet Committee Meeting Report of November 19 2014 Teleconference.pdf
  
3/15/2015 10:28 AMNo presence informationJanet Fuhrer
AIPLA Trademark Internet Committee Meeting Report of September 17 2014 Teleconference.pdf
  
3/15/2015 10:27 AMNo presence informationJanet Fuhrer
AIPLA Trademark Internet Committee Proposed Resolution on IANA Functions Transition December 2014.PDF
  
12/22/2014 4:01 PMNo presence informationJanet Fuhrer
AIPLA Trademark Internet Committee Report and Workplan Spring 2016.PDF
  
6/13/2016 6:19 PMNo presence informationJanet Fuhrer
AIPLA Trademark Internet Committee Report of April 15 2015 Teleconference.pdf
  
5/18/2015 3:04 PMNo presence informationJanet Fuhrer
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 April 20 2016 Teleconference.pdf
  
6/13/2016 6:18 PMNo presence informationJanet Fuhrer
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 December 16 2015 Teleconference.PDF
  
1/18/2016 7:44 PMNo presence informationJanet Fuhrer
AIPLA Trademark Internet Committee Report of February 12 2013 Teleconference.DOC
  
11/13/2014 12:59 PMNo presence informationJanet Fuhrer
AIPLA Trademark Internet Committee Report of February 17 2016 Teleconference.pdf
  
2/17/2016 1:07 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 20 2016 Teleconference.PDF
  
2/15/2016 3:49 PMNo 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
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