Strawman to the rescue? Details of latest gTLD trademark discussions published

While news was breaking that ICANN’s long-serving chief strategy officer Kurt Pritz had resigned “because of a recently identified conflict of interest”, president Fadi Chehadé was meeting with stakeholder representatives in Los Angeles to complete implementation discussions on the Trademark Clearinghouse and its associated rights protection mechanisms (RPMs). The discussions attempted to find a middle ground on RPMs, but are already the subject of concern among some stakeholders.

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