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The International Trademark Association's Annual Meeting is quickly approaching and we're excited to join the Intellectual Property community to share insights. Since the last meeting, we've been witnessing a sea of change and we expect these changes to continue. ICANN's launch of new gTLDs and the Trademark Clearinghouse mark a new set of challenges and possible opportunities for brands as they manage their domain portfolios and Internet presence in the expanded namespace. INTA 2013 is a great forum to learn how to navigate these changes and how they will affect your trademarks, brands and business. There are many fascinating sessions throughout the... Read More
Really ICANN? The Trademark Clearinghouse provides unprecedented protection. According to your recent announcement it does. Do tell, ICANN– in what way does the Trademark Clearinghouse protect anything? Does it block others from registering trademarks for which they have no legitimate right? Does it notify trademark owners in advance of a pending registration? Does it provide warnings of infringing names beyond exact match? Does it even provide notifications of exact-match registrations beyond the first 60/90 days of the general registration period? Of course, the answers to all of these questions is a resounding NO. Now, I am not saying that the Trademark... Read More
If you are a new gTLD applicant, or if you follow ICANN, or if you just like being in a constant state of confusion, then the recent barrage of ICANN activity has probably been enough to make your head spin. Let’s take a look at what we have hurtling towards us, like an out-of-control asteroid, in the next month: March 5 –  Public Interest Commitment (PICs) Due If you are a new gTLD applicant, then you have been asked to indicate which parts of you application you will incorporate into the registry agreement as binding commitments, or to identify additional commitments... Read More
In a candid and brave set of statements, ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade admitted his discomfort with the timing for the new gTLD (generic top-level domain) program.  Mr. Chehade explained his fears about the implementation of a program with a direct effect on billions of Internet users and the businesses that are dependent on this critical part of our shared global infrastructure.  His remarks are indicative of a program that is not ready for its full implementation and we ask that the community support him and take a cautious approach to the implementation of new gTLDs by slowing the process. According to... Read More
With the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) expected to begin accepting submissions within the next month or so, many companies are now attempting to identify marks for inclusion. As a reminder, the TMCH is a centralized repository of validated rights which will be used in support of ICANN’s New gTLD Program. Submissions to the TMCH enable brand owners to register their trademarks as domain names during so-called Sunrise Periods. To participate in any New gTLD Sunrise, marks must be validated by the TMCH. In addition, the TMCH provides notifications to brand owners when an exact-match domain name registration is made during the first... Read More

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With more than 13 years’ experience in the domain industry, Alison has managed all aspects of Corporate Domain Managem... More