Authored by attorney Jane D. Tucker
On March 26, 2013 the Trademark Clearinghouse (“TMCH”) was launched by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”). Owners of registered trademarks can register those trademarks with TMCH. The TMCH trademark registration system is designed to prevent the unauthorized use of registered trademarks in the new generic top-level domains (“gTLD”) being made available to the public this year. These domains will include .brand and .generic top level domains, such as .restaurant, .construction and .pets.
There are (two) primary benefits to registering your trademark with TMCH:
Owners of registered trademarks should consider whether to take advantage of the TMCH system as part of their strategy in protecting their brand name.
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