Re: DNS: and seminars today & tomorrow

Re: DNS: and seminars today & tomorrow

From: Leni Mayo <leni§>
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 1997 16:39:00 +1100
David Keegel wrote:

> The minutes of the 5 Nov 1997 ADNA Board meeting said:
> ] It was noted that ADNA will co-host with the Trademark Commissioner
> a
> ] half-day public seminar on Domain Names and Trademarks from 9 am to
> ] 12.30 pm in Melbourne on 27 November (in Theatre 1, Basement 1, 207
> ] Bouverie St Carlton), and in Sydney on 28 November (at the offices
> of
> ] Phillips Fox, 255 Elizabeth St). It is planned that the draft policy
> ] documents on and produced at ADNAs 18 November
> Commercial
> ] Sector Panel meeting. Will be input for discussion at the 27&28
> ] November seminars, which will be attended by interested Patent
> ] Attorneys and lawyers, as well as holders and prospective holders of
> ] Australian trademarks.
> ]   27 & 28 November 1997  Trademark Commissioner & ADNAs half-day
> ]   seminars in Melbourne and Sydney respectively (9 am)  used to get
> ]   public response to and proposals.
> Unfortunately I couldn't make it to the Melbourne seminar today due
> to work emergencies.  Would anyone else who was there like to comment
> on any highlights of the discussion about creating and

Attendance was roughly 80 or so folks, mostly IP legal professionals
from the informal conversations in the foyer.  Speakers/Panel members
were:Ross Wilson, Commissioner of Trademarks,
Peter Gerrand, CEO of Melbourne IT
Janice Luck, a well-respected IP lawyer
Jane Perrier, IP lawyer from Telstra.

The question posed by the audience was: "where does one go within the
.au space to get a domain name corresponding to a trademark?"

At the end of the session, Ross Wilson called for a show of hands on the
three whiteboard options:
1. or
3. rules broadened to include trademark holders.

On 1, no-one (that I saw) raised their hand.
On 2, a few people raised their hand.
On 3, the vast majority of the audience raised their hand.

It'd be interesting to compare notes with someone that attended the
Sydney session.

Received on Fri Nov 28 1997 - 23:10:15 UTC

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