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November 12, 2019

John McElwaine Appointed as Councilor to International Internet Organization

At the ICANN Annual General Meeting that took place in Montréal, Quebec, Charleston Managing Partner John C. McElwaine was appointed for a two-year term as a councilor to Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) representing the Intellectual Property Constituency. The GNSO council is the policy-making body of ICANN, the not-for-profit partnership dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable, and interoperable. The 21 members of the council govern policy development within ICANN, which currently includes a review of all rights protection mechanisms within the new top-level domain programs and a resolution to allow operability of the WhoIs system in the wake of global regulations on data protection.

McElwaine focuses his practice in intellectual property, Internet, domain name and technology litigation, and strategic counseling. He works with clients in various industries to develop, advise, and implement online intellectual property policing campaigns as well as brand protection measures on the Internet and within online social media networks.

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 800 attorneys and government relations professionals with offices in 11 states and Washington, DC. For more information on the firm, go to www.nelsonmullins.com.

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