World Intellectual Property Organization

First WIPO Internet Domain Name Process: Archive

The Management of Internet Names and Addresses:
Intellectual Property Issues


ANNEX I

Panel of Experts Appointed by WIPO

 

I. ROLE OF THE EXPERTS

The fifteen members of the panel of experts (and their alternates) listed below were appointed by WIPO for their professional expertise as well as the diverse viewpoints they bring from the business, Internet, public interest and trademark communities.

Each expert participated in the Process in his or her personal capacity, rather than as an advocate of any particular "constituency," although they expressed the diverse concerns of the various sectors with which they are most familiar. The role of the Panel is advisory, in that the experts assisted the WIPO Secretariat in refining the issues, as well as providing input and analysis of the responses and submissions received. The experts also assisted in conducting the regional consultations.

While WIPO has relied on the expertise and experience of the experts in preparing this Report, the Report is the responsibility of WIPO and it should not necessarily be implied that each expert subscribes to every recommendation contained in the Report.

 

II. MEMBERS

Name

Affiliation

Country

Harald ALVESTRAND

Area Director for Operations and Management,
Internet Engineering Task Force

Norway

Santiago BUSTAMANTE

President,
Asociacion Interamericana de Propiedad Industrial

Ecuador

Hisham EL SHERIF

Chairman,
Regional Information Technology & Software Engineering Center

Egypt

Ken FOCKLER

Former Chair and President,
Canadian Association of Internet Providers

Canada

Michael FROOMKIN

Professor, University of Miami School of Law

United States of America

Laina GREENE







Alternate: Roger HICKS

Advisory Panel Member,
Asia & Pacific Internet
Association, Ltd.

Chair,
Asia Pacific Policy and Legal Forum

Member
Asia & Pacific Internet Association, Ltd.

Singapore







New Zealand

Donald HEATH

President,
Internet Society

United States of America

Ousmane KANE

Executive Director,
African Regional Centre for Technology

Senegal

Frederick MOSTERT



Alternate: Geert GLAS

President,
International Trademark Association

Chair,
INTA Internet Sub-Committee

South Africa



Belgium

Boudewijn NEDERKOORN

Chairman,
RIPE CENTR

Netherlands

Kensuke NORICHIKA


Alternate: Tsugizo KUBO

Executive Director,
Software Information Center

Co-Chair,
Trademark Committee,
Japan Intellectual Property Association

Japan


Japan

Mark PARTRIDGE

Member,
Board of Directors,
American Intellectual Property Law Association

United States of America

Maryse PHILBERT

Director,
Trademarks Department Synthélabo

France

Philip SBARBARO

Chief Litigation Counsel,
Network Solutions, Inc.

United States of America

Oscar SZNAJDER





Alternate: Oscar A. ROBLES GARAY

Member,
Latin American & Caribbean Country Code Top-Level Domain Organization (LACTLD)

Interim Chair, LACTLD

Argentina





Mexico

 

 

[Annex II follows]

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