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Re: [wg-b] Creation of Famous List
Michael Palage wrote:
> Milton if you read the status report that I sent to the Names Counsel you
> will have found that WG-B has not officially backed the creation of a
> marks. However, if you look at the position papers submitted during the
> comment period you will find that most, NOT all, support the creation of a
> famous marks list.\
Preface: I think Michael is doing a good job of working to bring consensus
to WG-B and that I am very glad that discussion has resumed on the list so
that all can participate.
That said, I think that making a list of all the position papers and what was
supported is not the fairest way to evaluate the progress of WG-B -- largely
because many of the position papers come from the same interest group. This
is not simply a scale weighing the entries.
In the next few weeks, as Michael says, much work needs to be done. WG-B has
the hard task of to find a solution that is both consistent with the
different needs of the Internet community -- and consistent with the
protections and limitations of trademark law. The ICANN Board made clear in
Cairo that it is not looking to set new law. Whatever WG-B proposes must be
within that boundary.
It is a hard task, but I think we can do it!
(Names Council co-chair to WG-B)
Additionally, in Cairo the registrars which previously
> had opposed the creation of a list were willing to back the creation of a
> famous marks list by WIPO as long as it was used as part of a sunrise
> and not as part of a filtering mechanism. If you do the math, you will
> probably find that there is now enough Names Counsel votes to back the
> creation of a list.