Join the IPC

Complete the IPC Membership Application by first logging into our website as a prospective member (you will need to provide an email address to log-in), and then by accessing the application form HERE.

The IPC represents the views and interests of owners of intellectual property worldwide, with a particular emphasis on trademark, copyright, and related intellectual property rights and their effect and interaction with the DNS. 


Join the IPC now to participate in our regular membership meetings (remote and in-person) and to support policy formation within ICANN.  IPC Membership runs from January to December.

Contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have.

 

CATEGORY 3 APPLICATION

Category 3 Membership is for international IP organizations (such as INTA or FICPI). Each member in Category 3 has three votes in all formal IPC decisions where a vote is required. Annual dues for Category 3 members are US$1,500. 

In determining eligibility for Category 3 Membership, the Membership Committee of the IPC will consider whether the applicant organization is an international intellectual property organization with a substantial membership drawnfrom different countries. Please review the IPC website, then click on the link above to access the application form and submit you application to the IPC.

 

CATEGORY 2 APPLICATION

Category 2 Membership is for local, state or national IP organizations (such as the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada). Each member in Category 2 has two votes in all formal decisions where a vote is required. Annual dues for Category 2 members are US$1,000. 

In determining eligibility for Category 2 Membership, the Membership Committee of the IPC will consider whether the applicant organization is a national intellectual property organization -- with a membership drawn from a single country or a state or local community. Please review the IPC website, then then click on the link above to access the application form and submit your application to the IPC.


CATEGORY 1A APPLICATION

Category 1A Membership is for organizations such as law firms, trade mark agencies and companies with an interest in intellectual property matters. Category 1A and 1B members have three votes collectively in all formal decisions where a vote is required. Annual dues for Category 1A members are US$500. 

In determining eligibility for Category 1A Membership, the Membership Committee needs to be satisfied that your company/firm is interested in intellectual property issues and their relationship with the domain name system. Please review the IPC website, then then click on the link above to access the application form and submit your application to the IPC.

 

CATEGORY 1B APPLICATION

Category 1B Membership of the IPC is for individuals who demonstrate an interest in intellectual property, particularly as it relates to the operation of the domain name system. Please note that individuals who cannot demonstrate such interest may be directed to one of the other GNSO Constituencies where they will be better served. Category 1A and 1B members have three votes collectively in all formal decisions where a vote is required. Annual dues for Category 1B members are US$100. 

In determining eligibility for Individual Membership, the Membership Committee of the IPC will consider the depth of involvement/interest which the applicant has in the field of intellectual property. Please review the IPC website, then click on the link above to access the application form and submit your application to the IPC.