[NRO-IANAXFER] IANA IPR considerations

Alan Barrett apb at cequrux.com
Tue Dec 23 09:16:35 CET 2014

There has been a suggestion that the CRISP team's proposal should 
include IPR considerations.  I understand that the concern is 
around the "IANA" trademark, the "IANA.ORG" domain name, and any 
databases related to the performance of the IANA functions.  Are 
there any other areas of concern?

During yesterday's CRISP teleconference, I suggested that all 
the rights to the IANA trade mark, domain name, databases, and 
related intellectual property rights, should be associated with 
the IANA function, not with ICANN.  I meant, but did not say, 
that if operation of the IANA function is ever transferred to 
another body, then ICANN should have no claim on the associated 
IPR.  I suggested that the CRISP Team should highlight this issue, 
but leave the details up to the legal team that will draft the 
contract between ICANN and the RIRs.

I would like to know what the community thinks of this approach.

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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