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 Thursday, 03 February 2011
ICANN chair doesn’t like the word ‘negotiation’- ICANN chair's Interview with WTR

In an interview with the World Trademark Review, ICANN’s chair Peter Dengate Thrush spoke about the ICANN board’s upcoming meeting in Brussels with its Government Advisory Committee (GAC). The GAC is hoping to resolve its concerns over, among other things, proposed trademark protection mechanisms for new gTLDs. But Dengate Thrush did not describe it as a negotiation. “For some people, even ordering dinner is a negotiation. But technically speaking, the GAC is going to give us advice, we’ll listen to it, and we’re either going to accept it or not and explain why.” Read the full interview on the WTR site at