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1) Your Name:


Scott R. Austin

Personal Profile Picture/Image (Optional):
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2) Stakeholder Group:

Not Applicable

3) Constituency:

Intellectual Property (IPC)

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


5) Please identify your current employer(s):


1. VLP Law Group LLP 2. National Arbitration Forum 3. ICANN

6) Please identify your current position(s):


1. Partner, Intellectual Property Litigation and Technical Transactions Group; 2. Member, Panel of Neutrals 3. Member PICDRP Standing Panel

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


Board Certified in IP Law, patent, trademark and copyright disputes, UDRP, DMCA, technical investigations to enforce and protect brands online. 2. UDRP arbitration decisions 3. Public Interest Commitment Dispute Resolution Procedure panelist arbitration services

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


U.S.A.

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:


NAF; receive flat fee per case for legal services as arbitrator panelist in UDRP decisions.

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

No

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"):
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?


No

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?


Yes

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


Member, International Trademark Association, Internet Committee, RPM Reveiw Subcommittee, objective to review the effectiveness of various "Rights Protection Mechanisms" created via ICANN's New gTLD Program.

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


Internationalized Registration Data WG; Vertical Integration WG

13) Additional Information (optional):



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