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ETSI Directives

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Version 44 dated 21 December 2021 includes the following changes with respect to v43:

STATUTES

  • Articles 11.4, 12.2 and 12.7 updated to replace “Chairman” and “Chairmen” by gender-neutral terms.
  • Article 12.7 updated to clarify the possibility for the ETSI General Assembly to hold hybrid meetings.

RULES OF PROCEDURE

  • Articles 3, 4, 8, 11, 13 and Annexes 3, 6 and 7 updated to replace “Chairman” and “Chairmen” by gender-neutral terms.
  • Article 3.5.5 updated to clarify the possibility for the ETSI General Assembly to hold hybrid meetings.
  • Article 8.3.9 updated to enable the deferral of the decision to create or terminate an ISG to the General Assembly in case additional discussion is needed.

POWERS AND FUNCTIONS DELEGATED TO THE BOARD

  • Clause 21 updated to replace “Chairman” by a gender-neutral term.
  • Clause 25 updated to enable the deferral of the decision to create an ISG to the General Assembly in case additional discussion is needed.
  • Clause 34 added to promote inclusiveness in ETSI.

GUIDE ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

  • Background, Foreword, Clauses 2, 3, 4 and Annex C updated to replace “Chairman” and “Chairmen” by gender-neutral terms, and to remove the references to the IPR Licensing Declaration forms.

GUIDELINES FOR ANTITRUST COMPLIANCE

  • Clause C.3.1 updated to replace “Chairman” and “Chairmen” by gender-neutral terms.

FINANCIAL REGULATIONS

  • Article 8.4 updated to replace “Chairman” by a gender-neutral term.

TERMS OF REFERENCE OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE

  • Article 3 updated to replace “Chairman” by a gender-neutral term.

TERMS OF REFERENCE OF THE OCG

  • Clause 3a of Section A, Clauses 1, 2, 5 of Section B and Clause 3 of Section C updated to replace “Chairman” and “Chairmen” by gender-neutral terms.

RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ETSI COURTESEY TITLE HOLDERS, ETSI FELLOWS AND RETIRED FRIENDS OF ETSI

  • Clauses 1.1, 2.4, 3.1 and 4.1 updated to replace “Chairman” and “Chairmen” by gender-neutral terms.

TECHNICAL WORKING PROCEDURES

  • Clauses 1, 2, 3, 4, Annexes A.2, A.4, D Part A, H.3, H.4, H.5, K, N and P Annex 3.1 updated to replace “Chairman” and “Chairmen” by gender-neutral terms.
  • Clause 1 and Annex D.3 Part B updated to remove inaccurate references.
  • Clause 1.6.9 and Annex Q updated to allow for indication of SME and labour relevance in the PAS Work Item proposal form.
  • Clause 3.1 updated to make the consultation of the OCG part of the ISG creation process.
  • Annex D.3 Part A (c) updated to extend the analysis of overlapping/complementary elements to include activities in ETSI ISGs and activities outside ETSI.
  • Annex D.3 Parts A and B updated to allow for a more comprehensive assessment of proposed ISGs.