Date: April 13, 2009
Contact: Kelly Griffith, Marketing Manager
Phone: (612) 492-7514
For Immediate Release
Caroline Chicoine Selected as Chair of
ICANN's Implementation Recommendation Team
Minneapolis, MN April 13, 2009 – – Caroline Chicoine, intellectual property attorney with Fredrikson & Byron, was nominated and selected to chair the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) Implementation Recommendation Team. Caroline led a panel of trademark experts to develop and propose solutions to the over-arching issue of trademark protection in connection with the introduction of new generic top level domain names. To view the final draft of the IRT's report published on May 29, 2009, click here.
ICANN was formed in 1998. It’s a not-for-profit, public-benefit corporation with participants from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable, and interoperable. It promotes competition and develops policy on the Internet’s unique identifiers. For additional information, please visit www.icann.org.
Fredrikson & Byron is a 240 attorney law firm based in Minneapolis, with offices in Bismarck, Des Moines, Monterrey, Mexico, and Shanghai, China. We’ve built a reputation as the firm “where law and business meet” by bringing business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking to our work with clients, and by operating as business advisors and strategic partners as well as legal counselors. The firm’s primary areas of practice include banking, corporate, employment, energy, renewable energy, franchise, government relations, healthcare, intellectual property, international, litigation, real estate, securities, and tax. We serve a broad range of clients, including multinational corporations, public companies, privately-held businesses, entrepreneurs, government agencies, and family businesses. Fredrikson & Byron’s attorneys also work with individuals on estate planning, family law, and immigration matters. We are the exclusive Minnesota law firm member of the World Services Group, a worldwide network of professional service providers. More information about the firm is available at www.fredlaw.com.