On Sun, Jun 5, 2016 at 10:09 AM, John Mark Vandenberg <jay...@gmail.com> wrote: > On 5 Jun 2016 05:19, "Greg Varnum" <gvar...@wikimedia.org> wrote: >>.... >> >> John asked about filing and other fees paid by Jones Day, and if the fees >> were separate from consulting costs. Unfortunately, we don’t have an easy, >> quick way to divide the Jones Day expenses into registration fees and legal >> fees, but we can provide more information about where the costs came from. >> Each trademark application costs about $1,000–5,000 (sometimes more), >> including filing fees and attorney’s fees. The cost for each application >> depends on the country’s application fees, the country’s administrative >> hurdles, the breadth of protection we are seeking, whether we can reuse >> materials prepared for previous applications, and whether we encounter >> resistance from trademark offices or other trademark holders. > > Your response isnt clear, but it strongly implies the stated US$1.7M stated > on page p.61 does include the fees paid by Jones Day to relevant government > bodies around the world. No surprise there. But it is surprising that > Jones Day doesnt provide detailed invoices that separate their own services > from fees they have paid on the WMF's behalf. > > If the WMF doesnt know what the fees cost, the WMF does not know how much > extra it paid for an external consultant to do the paperwork for them ... ? > > How much will it cost for someone to split the 1.7 M bill? > > Their relationship with WMF has come a long way since the 'pro bono' work > that Jones Day did to recommend acquiring a trademark on a public domain > logo (and somehow convincing many WMF staff that it was a brilliant idea). > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Community_Logo/Request_for_consultation#Legal_representation > >> Finally, regarding John's question about non-program service investment in >> Europe (page 35), this represents our foreign currency bank accounts with JP >> Morgan in the UK. The purpose of this holding is to retain donations >> received in EUR, GBP, CAD and AUD in their original currency to minimize >> currency exchange risks. > > Do I understand correctly that the 5.2M was to meet minimum account opening > deposit criteria for four accounts for the four currency. > > The money cant be withdrawn while these accounts are open? Is it being > managed by an investment fund? If so, which one, or what is the expected > rate of return on this investment. Did the WMF have an option for which > fund was used, or was it stipulated by JP Morgan/ etc?
I havent seen any clarification regarding this. Was the investment in pound sterling? The pound has been going down steadily over the last year. And now we have a steep drop due to Brexit. Is the investment being used by JP Morgan to support fossil fuel projects? -- John Vandenberg _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>