[NRO-IANAXFER] IANA IPR considerations

Richard Hill rhill at hill-a.ch
Tue Dec 23 09:27:37 CET 2014

I support this approach and suggested way forward.

(But I don't think that it can be said the ICANN should have no claim on the
associated IPR - they own the IANA mark. Rather, I think it can be said that
ICANN will allow appropriate use of the associated IPR.)


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> Behalf Of Alan Barrett
> Sent: mardi, 23. decembre 2014 09:17
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> Subject: [NRO-IANAXFER] IANA IPR considerations
> 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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