With over 600 open new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) due to be launched by the end of 2017, ICANN, the body responsible for naming policy on the Internet, has implemented a Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH). This body acts as a single database of authenticated registered trademarks to help protect brands and their IP rights. Registered brand owners have a one-stop solution that will help them safeguard their rights and enable participation during the multiple pre-registration launch periods in the new gTLD program.
Our TMCH extended monitoring service is the most robust solution on the market today. We work closely with both the TMCH and ICANN to ensure the implementation and operation represents value and meets IP rights holders’ needs.
Recording trademarks in the TMCH is both quick and easy; we will pre-verify your trademark for you. Regardless of your new gTLD registration strategy, we will put you in control, notifying you of all possible infringements through a weekly report that will enable you to identify potential threats to your business and brands. There are no hidden costs associated with our trademark verification and extended monitoring reporting. The renewable service guarantees participation in the phased gTLD launches and provides claims notification services.