Changing tides at ICANN

By Brian Winterfeldt, Phil Marano and David Rome

Amazon’s recent successful independent review panel decision with regard to the ‘.amazon’ gTLD could have a significant effect on ICANN governance

An independent review panel (IRP) has ordered the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) board to reevaluate its decision to refuse applications by Amazon EU SARL to operate three eponymous ‘.brand’ top-level domains (TLDs). The decision could have a lasting impact on how ICANN’s constituent bodies – including the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) – articulate and effectuate policy in the domain name system (DNS).

Want to read more?

Register to access two of our subscriber only articles per month

Subscribe for unlimited access to articles, in-depth analysis and research from the World Trademark Review experts

Already registered? Log in

What our customers are saying

World Trademark Review is simply the first resource I will go to for trademark-related information, whether about the latest trademark law development or case news, top trademark practitioners or interesting trademark events.

Jerry F Xia
Deputy general counsel and chief IP counsel – Asia-Pacific, corporate law department


Subscribe to World Trademark Review to receive access to the full range of trademark intelligence, insight, and case law, as well as our guides, rankings and daily market insight delivered to your inbox.

Why subscribe?


Register for more free content

  • Read more World Trademark Review blogs and articles
  • Receive the editor's weekly review by email
Register now  
Issue 72