1) Your Name:


Griffin M. Barnett

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2) Stakeholder Group:

Commercial

3) Constituency:

Intellectual Property (IPC)

4) ICANN Affiliation (if not covered by item 2 or 3):


 

5) Please identify your current employer(s):


Winterfeldt IP Group PLLC

6) Please identify your current position(s):


Associate

7) Please identify the type(s) of work performed:


I am an intellectual property and Internet law attorney, advising on copyright and trademark enforcement, intermediary liability, advertising, social and mobile media, e-commerce and domain names for global leaders in media, financial services, consumer products, Internet and technology industries. I have significant experience counseling clients on Internet governance matters and a wealth of knowledge about the domain name industry, including management of global domain name portfolios, recovery of domain names from cybersquatters worldwide, and the development and execution of new generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) objection, acquisition and management strategies. My work routinely focuses on cutting-edge advances in new Internet media and developments within the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). I also have significant experience advising clients on trademark selection, clearance, prosecution, registration and enforcement, having worked on arbitration and federal court litigation involving trademark infringement, trademark dilution, unfair competition and cybersquatting.

8) Please identify your declared country of primary residence (e.g., country to which you pay taxes):


USA

9) Please list any financial relationship beyond de minimis stock ownership you may have with any company that to your knowledge has a financial relationship or contract with ICANN:


None

10) Do you believe you are participating in the GNSO policy process as a representative of any individual or entity, whether paid or unpaid?

Yes

If the answer is “Yes,” please provide the name of the represented individual or entity. (If professional ethical obligations prevent you from disclosing this information, please enter "Private"):

I am participating in policy development process activities as a representative of the Intellectual Property Constituency - on a volunteer basis.

11) Please identify any other relevant arrangements, interests, or benefits as requested in the following two questions:

a) Do you have any type of material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes?


Yes

If the answer is “yes,” please describe the material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes:


In our practice, we represent both registries and registrars in trademark portfolio matters, although I have not represented these organizations in ICANN policy matters. From time to time, we advise clients on ICANN policy matters relating to brand protection, and have assisted clients with preparing comments to ICANN. In addition, we are currently advising several clients on their new gTLD registry contractual obligations. It is possible that other members of the firm may hold additional such interests.

b) Are there any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your participation as a work team member?


Yes

If the answer is “yes,” please describe the arrangements/agreements and the name of the group, constituency, or person(s):


With regard to my participation in policy development process activities, I confer with members of the Intellectual Property Constituency to ensure IPC interests are represented.

12) Please identify any Working Groups or other chartered teams in which you are participating (include acronyms, if applicable):



  • Privacy and Proxy Services Accreditation Issues (PPSAI) IRT
  • PDP to Review All RPMs in All gTLDs
  • PDP on Next-Generation RDS to Replace WHOIS
  • PDP on New gTLD Subsequent Procedures
  • Cross-Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-ACCT)

13) Additional Information (optional):


 

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