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ICANN Seeks Comment on Defensive Applications

ICANN has announced that it is seeking comment on defensive applications for new gTLDs.  While maintaining that the new gTLD program has “carefully crafted, new protections for trademark owners and consumers,” they claim there is a “perception” that parties will have to register new gTLDs to protect their brands.  The comment period is seeking information on the “sources of this perception” and on the enhanced protections adopted in the new program.

You can view ICANN’s announcement on their website

We believe strong comments are needed and would be glad to receive any suggestions on how best to respond beyond the “Do Not Sell” proposal that has already been put forward.

If you have any questions, you can reach Dan Jaffe in ANA's Washington office at 202-296-2359 or at djaffe@ana.net.

Legislative and Regulatory Issues Tracking

ANA's Washington, DC office works to protect the ability of all marketers to communicate effectively with consumers.   The scope of legislation, regulations, and court cases impacting the marketing community continues to be extremely broad, extending to issues as diverse as online privacy, prescription drug advertising, restrictions on the tax deductibility of advertising costs and the regulatory powers of the Federal Trade Commission.

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Compendium of Legislative, Regulatory and Legal Issues

ANA's Washington, DC office plays a leading role in protecting the ability of all marketers to communicate effectively with consumers. At the end of each year, we prepare a Compendium which describes our efforts on the broad range of issues we have faced. 

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Alliance for Family Entertainment

The ANA Alliance for Family Entertainment (AFE) is a coalition of national advertisers, supported by the ANA, which represents almost 40% of all U.S. television advertising dollars..

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SAG/AFTRA

ANA and the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s) conduct broadcast talent negotiations with the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) through the Joint Policy Committee, or JPC.

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