1) Your Name:

Heather Forrest

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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):

Com Laude

6) Please identify your current position(s):

Head of Legal

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

General legal support to business

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

United Kingdom

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:


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

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"):Employer (Com Laude)
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?


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

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


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

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

  • Intellectual Property Constituency member (previously President and GNSO Council Representative)
  • Fellowship Selection Committee, GNSO Representative (1 January 2019 - current)
  • IRP Standing Panel Community Representative (Mar 2020 - current)
  • ccNSO Study Group on Country and Territory Names (IPC representative): work completed in 2013
  • GNSO Co-chair, Cross Community Working Group on Country and Territory Names: work completed Sept 2017
  • Reconvened Red Cross PDP (GNSO Council liaison): work completed Sept 2018
  • Subsequent Procedures PDP, Work track 5: member
  • Review of all Rights Protection Mechanisms in all gTLDs PDP : member

13) Additional Information (optional):

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