Message from Bruce Tonkin, GNSO Chair, to Louis Touton
Subject: GNSO Council response to ICANN Board on WIPO letter
Date: Wednesday, 7 May 2003
From: Bruce Tonkin
To: Louis Touton
Cc: Vint Cerf, Paul Twomey
To: ICANN Secretary
From: Chair, GNSO Council
The GNSO Council in its meeting on 17 April 2003, resolved to provide the following comments to the ICANN Board with respect to the WIPO letter referred to in the ICANN Board minutes of 12 March 2003 (http://www.icann.org/minutes/prelim-report-12mar03.htm):
The GNSO Council recommends that the ICANN Board
(1) consider the WIPO recommendations separately from the review of the existing Universal Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) which is aimed at trademarks.
(2) consider 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.