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Re: [ga-review] Proposal to Merge the Business and Intellectual Property Constituency

On Fri, 8 Jun 2001 11:41:49 -0400, you wrote:

>The history of the DNSO is replete with joint communiqués issued by the
>Business and Intellectual Property Constituency:
>1. BC-IPC Safeguards Precis (Sept.2000)
>2. Minimum safeguards for the introduction of new TLDs - a joint statement
>from the Business and Intellectual Property Constituencies (Sept. 2000)
>The Business Constituency website routinely posts remarks from the
>Intellectual Property Constituency such as, "IP Constituency Statement on
>Proposed ICANN/VeriSign Agreement".
>It is clear to even the most casual observer that the affinity between these
>two groups is such that we are essentially looking at two sides of the same
>coin.  A merger of these two constituencies would seem to be indicated.

I must admit I can see almost no difference between them.  I was
surprised to see on the WIPO site a submission from one of the BC reps
on the Names Council in his role as Chair of the European Trademark
Association (or similar).  

ICQ 29964527
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