ICANN Resolutions » 2004-07-23 - WIPO II President's Working Group Recommendation
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Board accepts WIPO-2 President's Working Group report, directs ICANN Staff to analyze report and advice from General Counsel on relationship between ICANN's mission and WIPO letter dated, and further directs ICANN Staff to produce recommendation to Board.
Whereas, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) sent ICANN a letter dated 21 February 2003 providing information about two decisions that WIPO member states requested be transmitted to ICANN: (1) concerning the names and acronyms of international intergovernmental organizations, and (2) concerning the names of countries.
Whereas, in response to an invitation from the Board, advice and comments were received from the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC), the GNSO Council, the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC), and the Intellectual Property Interests and the Commercial and Business Users Constituencies of the GNSO.
Whereas, Board Resolution 03.83 directed the President to form a working group including participants in the GNSO, the ALAC, and the GAC as well as Board members, for the purpose of analyzing the practical and technical aspects of implementing the WIPO recommendations, and notably the implications for the UDRP.
Whereas, it was further resolved in Board Resolution 03.84 that the President and General Counsel were directed to investigate and analyze legal aspects of the relationship between ICANN's mission and the recommendations conveyed by the 21 February 2003 letter from WIPO, and to report to the Board and to the working group formed under Resolution 03.83 on the result of that investigation and analysis.
Resolved [04.60], the Board thanks Chair Jonathan Cohen and the members of the WIPO II President's Working Group for the preparation of this report.
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.