Read More... The First Message Transmission
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The First Message Transmission

NOTE: Fifty years ago, two things happened that changed the world. First a human being set foot on the moon,…

Read More... Meeting Our Commitments to Accountability and Transparency: An Information Transparency Initiative Update
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Meeting Our Commitments to Accountability and Transparency: An Information Transparency Initiative Update

As you’re aware, ICANN has commitments to and requirements for accountability and transparency. Current and easy-to-find information in all six…

Read More... Discontinuing Support for ICANN-Rooms Hotel Networks
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Discontinuing Support for ICANN-Rooms Hotel Networks

ICANN has decided to use the hotel’s own Wi-Fi networks rather than creating ICANN’s service set identifiers (SSIDs) at the…

Read More... Enhancing and Streamlining ICANN’s Reviews: Issues, Approaches, and Next Steps
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Enhancing and Streamlining ICANN’s Reviews: Issues, Approaches, and Next Steps

As we prepare for a public session during ICANN66 in Montreal, on Monday 4 November 2019, I would like to…

Read More... Welcome to ICANN66!
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Welcome to ICANN66!

  Bonjour! Welcome to ICANN’s 66th Public Meeting, which is being held in Montréal, Canada. ICANN’s last Public Meeting held…

Read More... Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Montréal, Canada
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Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Montréal, Canada

  Montréal, the second most populated city in Canada, has an old-world charm that embraces both history and modern culture….

Read More... Canada’s Contribution to the Growth of the ICANN Community
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Canada’s Contribution to the Growth of the ICANN Community

Canada has been instrumental in the development of the ICANN community. It is home to one of the first country…

Read More... ¡Hola México! ICANN is Ready for ICANN67 in Cancún
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¡Hola México! ICANN is Ready for ICANN67 in Cancún

As we close 2019 with ICANN66 in Montréal, Canada, we now focus on the new year for ICANN67 in Cancún,…

Read More... A Blog About Leadership
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A Blog About Leadership

As ICANN66 comes to an end, so does an era. Nearly a decade ago, the Nominating Committee appointed Cherine Chalaby…

Read More... Recognizing Our Community
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Recognizing Our Community

Community-driven work is at the core of ICANN’s mission. Our community spends countless hours in working groups within ICANN’s Supporting…

Read More... ICANN Takes DNS Discussions to the 14th Internet Governance Forum
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ICANN Takes DNS Discussions to the 14th Internet Governance Forum

The Fourteenth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is taking place in Berlin, Germany, from 25 to 29…

Read More... Chair’s Blog: ICANN66 Meeting & Board Workshop
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Chair’s Blog: ICANN66 Meeting & Board Workshop

With ICANN66 now behind us, I want to thank you all for your participation, whether you attended in-person or joined…

Read More... School text books are protected by copyright
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School text books are protected by copyright

In this awareness-raising video from Botswana, secondary school student Millie learns that school text books are protected by copyright

Read More... Secretary’s Notice | Secretary’s Notice of Board Approval of Fundamental Bylaws Amendment re IANA Naming Function Review Composition
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Secretary’s Notice | Secretary’s Notice of Board Approval of Fundamental Bylaws Amendment re IANA Naming Function Review Composition

Read More... WIPO Launches New Publication Series with Leading Judgments on Intellectual Property Rights; China Is First Contributor
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WIPO Launches New Publication Series with Leading Judgments on Intellectual Property Rights; China Is First Contributor

Geneva, November 21, 2019PR/2019/840 The World Intellectual Property Organization has published the first edition in a new publication series collecting…

Read More... Schools in Soweto, South Africa, techniques of citizen journalism with IP
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Schools in Soweto, South Africa, techniques of citizen journalism with IP

This training project for schools in Soweto, South Africa, combined the techniques of citizen journalism with basic principles of IP,…

Read More... Pororo dans tous ses états pour un dessin
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Pororo dans tous ses états pour un dessin

Pororo et Crong participent à un concours de dessin et se retrouvent dans une situation délicate lorsqu’il s’avère que quelqu’un…

Read More... Approved Board Resolutions | Open Session of Board workshop, Los Angeles | Regular Meeting of the ICANN Board
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Approved Board Resolutions | Open Session of Board workshop, Los Angeles | Regular Meeting of the ICANN Board

Consent Agenda: Approval of Minutes RSSAC Appointments Rationale for Resolution 2019.09.08.02 NomCom Chair and Chair Elect Appointments Rationale for Resolutions…

Read More... Regular Meeting of the ICANN Board | Open Session of Board Workshop, Los Angeles | Briefing Materials 1
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Regular Meeting of the ICANN Board | Open Session of Board Workshop, Los Angeles | Briefing Materials 1

Read More... Minutes | Open Session of Board Workshop, Los Angeles | Regular Meeting of the ICANN Board
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Minutes | Open Session of Board Workshop, Los Angeles | Regular Meeting of the ICANN Board

A Regular Meeting of the ICANN Board of Directors was held in Los Angeles, California on 8 September 2019 at…

Read More... Preliminary Report | Open Session of Board workshop, Los Angeles | Regular Meeting of the ICANN Board
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Preliminary Report | Open Session of Board workshop, Los Angeles | Regular Meeting of the ICANN Board

Formal Minutes are still to be approved by the ICANN Board. Note: This has not been approved by the Board…

Read More... Image Rights Do They Prevent You Using a Celebrity’s Image?
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Image Rights Do They Prevent You Using a Celebrity’s Image?

In the lead up to the Christmas and new year season, most of us are accustomed to seeing television advertisements…

Read More... Summary: 42nd Session of WIPO’s Trademarks Committee (SCT)
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Summary: 42nd Session of WIPO’s Trademarks Committee (SCT)

Marcus Höpperger, Senior Director of WIPO’s Department for Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications, and Secretary of the Standing Committee…

Read More... Agenda | Board Governance Committee
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Agenda | Board Governance Committee

Committee slating Status of Revisions to Board Communications Training Proposal Proposed Framework for Establishment and Maintenance of Board Working Groups…

Read More... WIPO Director General on Mentoring Program for Indigenous Women Entrepreneurs
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WIPO Director General on Mentoring Program for Indigenous Women Entrepreneurs

WIPO Director General Francis Gurry speaks on November 11, 2019 at the opening of a new training and mentoring program…

Read More... Key Take-Aways from the 2019 edition of World Intellectual Property Report 2019
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Key Take-Aways from the 2019 edition of World Intellectual Property Report 2019

WIPO Director General Francis Gurry gives a brief overview of the conclusions of the World Intellectual Property Report 2019 on…

Read More... WIPO Director General Launches World Intellectual Property Report 2019
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WIPO Director General Launches World Intellectual Property Report 2019

WIPO Director General Francis Gurry speaks to reporters at the launch of the World Intellectual Property Report 2019 on the…

Read More... World Intellectual Property Report 2019 – Local Hotspots, Global Networks: Innovative Activity Is Increasingly Collaborative and International
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World Intellectual Property Report 2019 – Local Hotspots, Global Networks: Innovative Activity Is Increasingly Collaborative and International

Geneva, November 12, 2019PR/2019/839 The 2019 edition of WIPO’s World Intellectual Property Report analyzed millions of patent and scientific publication…

Read More... What is a Hotspot?
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What is a Hotspot?

A hotspot is a location where people can go to access the internet wirelessly with their mobile device, such as…

Read More... Design Your Business Brand
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Design Your Business Brand

Designing your business brand, methodology or process is about a lot more than getting a visual identity for it. So,…