26 May 2013

New Trademark Clearinghouse - what good is it?

Since neither recordation with the Clearinghouse nor any other ICANN procedure actually stops registration of a domain name which matches a recorded trademark, reaction by trademark owners to the Clearinghouse has been mixed (source infra)--

The New Generic Top-Level Domains and the New Trademark Clearinghouse ...
The National Law Review
 . . . .There is no mechanism in place which will automatically prevent the registration of a domain name matching a recorded trademark. Thus, although someone seeking to register a domain name which matches a recorded trademark may be notified about the existence of the recorded mark, that someone may still register that domain. ...(read more at link above)
Domain Due Diligence: Previous Marketing - Elliot's Blog
Elliot's Blog (blog)
Before buying a domain name, it's a given that you need to do your due diligence for a variety of reasons. The primary issue I want to discuss today is previous marketing attempts for the domain name. In my opinion, there are two reasons you will want ...

Google's Matt Cutts: Domain Clustering To Change Again; Fewer Results From ...
Search Engine Land
Matt said that Google is launching “soon” a new change that will make it less likely to see results from the same domain name, if you already have been shown that domain name in previous results three or four times before. Matt explained that once you ...

The Order: 1886 Commanding a Place on the PlayStation 4
Push Square
Sony's mysterious project The Order: 1886 – which first appeared in a trademark submitted by SCEE earlier in the year – has surfaced once again as part of a slew of domain name registrations. Notorious sleuth Superannuation picked up on website ...

Swedish domain admin comes out against Piratebay.se seizure
"We have an educational task ahead of us in explaining to the District Court what a domain nameis, what .SE does and the fundamentally incorrect nature behind seizing a domain name forever," Aerts said. In anticipation of the seizure of its .se ...

ICANN expects 646 new TLD applications to be withdrawn - Domain ...
By Andrew Allemann
ICANN forecasts 646 applications will be withdrawn, mostly after the initial evaluation period. 66 applications for new top level domain names have been.
Domain Name Wire

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