Phil Corwin of the Internet Commerce Association (ICA) has been appointed to the serve on the Internet Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA) for a two-year term commencing in January 2014
International Trademark Association (INTA) is the largest group of its kind.
Mr. Corwin stated:
“This will allow me to bring the perspective of domain registrants and others into the Committee’s consideration of trademark policy on the Internet Committee for the next two years!”
This year, more than 3,200 members applied to serve on INTA committees so its quite a honor for Mr. Corwin and a great opportunity for domain holder issues to be heard in the largest organization of trademark holders and their lawyers
Internet Committee of INTA oversees some subcommittees including:
Online Use Subcommittee
Domain Disputes, Ownership and Whois Subcommittee
New gTLD Registry Issues Subcommittee
International Domain Name Issues
Current members of the Committee include
Fabricio Vayra Committee Vice Chair
Time Warner Inc
Paul D. McGrady
Winston & Strawn LLP
Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP
There are 25 total members from around the world.
Its a pretty amazing accomplishment for Phil and a great sounding board for domain holders to get their issues heard among the biggest brands in their world and their counsel.
As part of Mr. Corwin’s appoint he will be required to attend two meetings a year in addition to the ICANN meetings that Mr. Corwin already represents the ICA at each year.
Needless to say your contributions to the ICA are needed more than ever.
If you think the new gTLD’s and rules coming out of the program won’t effect you or your current domain holdings you should read the excellent piece on DirectNavigation.com today on how new gTLD rules, in this case the hundreds of domains that can’t be registered in new gTLD may come block to exist exact matching existing domains including .com domains.
The list includes lots of two and three letter domains.
Congrats to Phil