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1) Your Name:


Michael R. Graham

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2) Stakeholder Group:

Commercial

3) Constituency:

Intellectual Property (IPC)

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


Expedia, Inc. is also a member of NetChoice which is an active Business Constituency member.

5) Please identify your current employer(s):


Expedia, Inc.

6) Please identify your current position(s):


Senior Corporate Counsel, Global Director -- Intellectual Property

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


Responsible for all areas of clearance, registration, and protection of non-patent Intellectual Property for all of Expedia, Inc.'s brands. Work includes trademark clearance selection and protection; domain name registration, acquisition and administrative and litigation matters; copyright licensing, registration, acquisition and protection; and advising

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:


I do not have any personal financial ownership of or interest in any registries, registrars, or other parties that have 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?

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 individually as a member of the IPC in order to provide IP expertise and general representation of concerns of IP experts, owners and practitioners, and also on behalf of Expedia, Inc.

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:


As part of my practice, I counsel Expedia, Inc. in regard to its, and its related companies' and affiliates' trademark, copyright, and domain name portfolios and matters as they relate to online presence. In private practice, I advised clients and I currently advise Expedia, Inc. regarding ICANN policy and domain name registration and dispute policy matters and have counselled the same regarding participating in the new gTLD program, and the Trademark Clearinghouse and other means for protecting their trademarks and intellectual property in the domain name space and on the internet.

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):


I confer with members of the Intellectual Property Constituency and the Internet Committee of the International Trademark Association regarding their interests and concerns, and provide information on Internet and ICANN issues. I may also participate in my individual and Internet user capacity.

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


  • IAG-CCT Consumer Metrics working group 
  • Policy and Implementation Working Group
  • CCTC Metrics development working group
  • Review of All Rights Protection Mechanisms PDP

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