Battle lines drawn as bill introduced to scupper ICANN’s IANA transition plan

While the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority transition is something that many IP counsel have not been intrinsically involved in, 2016 INTA president Ronald van Tuijl has characterised the development as something “that trademark owners cannot ignore”. For those following closely, it has been a potentially significant week – while the Commerce Department has given ICANN’s proposals a favourable assessment, a bill has been introduced that could halt the handover in its tracks.

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