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Re: [wg-b] wg-b

At 08:22 06.04.2000 -0700, Ellen Rony wrote:
>Here is ICANN's resolution requesting the famous trademarks list. Despite
>the attempts at weasel wording its use (e.g. "would be helpful") does
>anyone on this list really doubt ICANN's ultimate plan to use this use for
>exclusionary purposes across all gTLDs?
>Request to WIPO for Information
>Whereas, the World Intellectual Property Organization in its April 30, 1999
>report to ICANN has offered to prepare a list of globally famous trademarks;
>Resolved that the Board notes such a list would be helpful to its
>assessment of proper action on expansion of the TLD space.

Very proper weasel wording; if WIPO provides a list, it will be helpful in 
order to evaluate whether the list is usable or not. Not a word that 
promises that they will use it.

"Put up or shut up, WIPO". I approve.


Harald Tveit Alvestrand, EDB Maxware, Norway