Major RPM Alterations – Including Domain Registration ‘Prior Restraint’ -- Proposed as New gTLD “Implementation” Measures
At the ICANN 45 meeting taking place in Toronto, an extensive list of proposed alterations of the rights protection measures (RPMs) for new gTLDs was presented to ICANN’s Board at a morning meeting on Tuesday, November 16th with ICANN’s Commercial Stakeholder Group. The list represents a general consensus between the Business and Intellectual Property Constituencies (BC & IPC) -- while the ISP Constituency, while supporting their goals, is still reviewing the details.
As the fall of 2012 begins the implementation of rights protection mechanisms (RPMs) for new gTLDs is reaching a critical stage –
On the eve of ICANN’s 45th public meeting in Toronto -- the last such meeting for the next half year until the April 2013 Beijing event -- the United States government has urged ICANN to consider adding new trademark protections at .com and other incumbent gTLDs, and to adopt a Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) model that includes a default judgment procedure.
On Wednesday, October 3rd ICANN held a ninety-minute webinar on implementation of the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) rights protection mechanism (RPM) for new gTLDs. More than a hundred individuals participated.
ICA Counsel to Speak at Toronto Conference on "ICANN & Internet Governance: Security and Freedom in a Connected World"
ICA Counsel Philip Corwin has been invited to speak at an all-day conference being convened by ICANN’s Noncommercial Users Constituency (NCUC) on Friday, October 12th. The event will take place at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel one day in advance of opening policy discussions at ICANN’s upcoming 45th public meeting in Toronto.
On October 3rd, at 1500 UTC, ICANN will hold a publicly accessible webinar on the further development of the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) rights protection mechanism (RPM) for new gTLDs.
Is it really less than a week ago that Melbourne IT (MIT) hosted a Washington, DC forum on “Trademarks and New gTLDs”?
For more than a year ICA has been asking ICANN when it will commence with the task of implementing the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) policy for the new gTLD program as it currently stands in the Applicant Guidebook (AG).
On the afternoon of Wednesday, September 5th ICA attended a meeting on rights protection mechanisms (RPMs) for new gTLDs held at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington. About 40 persons attended in person, with another half dozen connected by phone, and almost all of them were from law firms, trade associations, corporations, and consultancies representing major brand interests.