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Companies move to protect their brands as new domain names become available

Companies move to protect their brands as new domain names become available
“This is something that other WIPO panels will look at, and trademark owners and gTLD applicants will look at, and give guidance to what is or isn't permissible for the operation of new gTLDs,” Davis said. “It's going to have a lot of influence on …
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Brand Protection Fail: This Weeks TM Domains Brands Let Drop & Get

Brand Protection Fail: This Weeks TM Domains Brands Let Drop & Get
Its pretty interesting sitting on the sidelines every week seeing companies spending $ 1,500 a pop to file a UDRP on a single domain name (plus attorneys fees) on the same type of domain names that are dropping and can be picked up for $ 69 on a back …
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Protecting brands in new generic top-level domains (gTLDs)

Protecting brands in new generic top-level domains (gTLDs)
These mechanisms are in addition to the dispute resolution process available under the UDRP. While the URS is cheaper than UDRP, its usefulness is somewhat limited because the remedy for a successful complainant is suspension of the domain name …
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Recording your brands in the Trademark Clearinghouse for the new gTLD

Recording your brands in the Trademark Clearinghouse for the new gTLD
The first new gTLDs to be delegated will be the 100 or so “internationalized” gTLDs (those in non-Latin scripts such as Chinese, Arabic, or Cyrillic). Once the process gets rolling, ICANN believes it can delegate as many as 20 new gTLDs per week. There …
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