The new generic Top Level Domains (TLD) and the Trademark Clearinghouse

ICANN is in the final stages of processing approximately 1,900 applications for new generic Top Level Domains (TLD), many of which are expected to come online by 2013. Iain Roache supports Tomas O’Reilly’s news piece “Some of these applications are private brands, like .ford or .audi, while some generic will likely only be used by the owner.”

Charles Melvin invites our readers to learn more about the Trademark Clearinghouse. “For registered trademark owners, a complex priority system has been created by ICANN to facilitate some limited protection of registered trademark rights in the brave new gTLD world.”

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