Summary of the Trust (9/27/05)
IETF IPR Trust Summary: ______________________________________________
The IETF Trust will be created by ISOC, CNRI and the IETF. Its purposes
include acquiring, holding, maintaining and licensing certain existing and
future intellectual property used in connection with the Internet
standards process. The Beneficiary of the Trust shall be the IETF as a
ISOC and CNRI, as settlors, will transfer to the Trust all of their right,
title and interest, if any, in and to their respective IPR relevant to the
IETF [specified below]. The Trustees will encourage others who may hold
rights and interests in intellectual property, domain names or other
property relevant to the IETF to similarly transfer all of their
respective rights, title and interest therein to the Trust.
The Trustees will be the members of the IAOC.
The Trust shall be for an indefinite term (limited to the maximum period
permitted by law). Prior to July 1, 2010, the Trust Agreement may be
amended only by unanimous written consent of ISOC and CNRI and two-thirds
of the Trustees. After July 1, 2010, the Trustees, acting by at least a
two-thirds majority vote, may elect to amend or terminate the Trust.
The Trust (acting through the Trustees) shall have the right to grant
licenses for the use of the Trust Assets on such terms, as the Trustees
deem appropriate; provided, however, that the Trust shall not grant any
license that would be deemed a transfer of ownership or abandonment of any
Trust Assets under applicable law.
Initial contributed IPR shall be (as far as the parties' rights extend):
- Domain names
- Current databases, mailing lists, web pages, working group and IESG materials
- Current I-Ds and RFCs
- Rights in extracted historical data (records of past meetings, past I-Ds and RFCs and their processing history)
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