The Trademark Clearinghouse

On May 29, 2014, in News, Trademarks, by Paula Clancy

The Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) is a mechanism designed to help trademark owners protect their brands during the launch of new gTLDs.  Specifically, the TMCH is a central database for all new gTLDs which allows for validation and verification of registered trademarks so as to prevent brand infringement and domain squatting. Once a trademark has been […]

New gTLDs and the Internet Landscape

On November 26, 2013, in News, Trademarks, by Paula Clancy

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has dramatically changed the Internet landscape by permitting third parties to register new generic top level domains (gTLDs).   Trade-mark owners will now face serious challenges in ensuring that their trade-marks are not misused or misappropriated online. ICANN has mandated that Registry Operators of new gTLDs put into effect minimum mechanisms to […]