I&JPN Presents Toolkits to International Trademark Association

Published on
May 6, 2021

On May 5, 2021 the Secretariat of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network presented the I&JPN Toolkits on Cross-border access to Electronic Evidence and DNS Level Action to Address Abuses to the International TradeMark Association Internet Committee meeting.

The International Trademark Association  Internet Committee is comprised of 150 members representing corporations, outside counsel, providers of trademark and domain services, and academics.

The I&JPN Toolkits are the result of broad consultations with key policy actors since the 1st Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network in 2016, and the tireless work of governments, companies, international organizations, civil society, technical operators, and academics who have collaborated to develop interoperable solutions to Cross-border Access to Electronic Evidence and how to address abuse at the DNS level.

Bertrand de La Chapelle, Executive Director and Co-Founder of I&JPN and Elizabeth Behsudi, Director, Domains & Jurisdiction Program framed the key issues each Toolkit seeks to address and engaged in discussion with participants on how the Toolkits were developed as well as the resources they include to encourage legal interoperability.


About the Toolkits

The I&JPN Toolkit on Cross-border Access to Electronic Evidence outlines the ways in which data flows and privacy can be reconciled with lawful access requirements to address crime. The Toolkit intends to inform public, private and civil society actors in their own activities and interactions in developing and implementing practices and regimes for cross-border access to electronic evidence.

The I&JPN Toolkit on DNS Level Action to Address Abuses provides information on preserving the internet's technical layer when applying DNS level action to address abuses. It intends to support DNS operators in the design of their DNS abuse-related activities, notifiers in the detection and reporting of problematic activity within the DNS, as well as legislators, and law enforcement to determine procedures for dealing with different types of DNS Abuse.

The Toolkits would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of the Members of the I&JPN Data & Jurisdiction Program Contact Group and the Domains & Jurisdiction Program Contact Group.