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USPTO Updates Policy on Registration of Generic Top-Level Domains

Author: Naresh Kilaru

Everyone knows gTLDs such as “.com” and “.net” are not registrable as trademarks, but what about “.nissan”? In view of ICANN’s impending rollout of hundreds of new gTLDs, the USPTO has recently revised its policy governing registration of gTLDs to provide that gTLDs may be registered as trademarks under certain circumstances. 326 more words


Some Stats Regarding the New gTLD

Here are some statistics regarding the registrations of the new gTLD (generic TOP-LEVEL DOMAINS) - such as .company.ventures, etc.
So far the most popular new gTLD among the “domainers” are; .GURU (46k registrations),  73 more words

Other News

New GTLDs on the Horizon - Sunrise Registration Periods Continue

Author: Marina A. Lewis

In view of ICANN’s launch of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), many brand owners are taking active steps to protect their brands by registering with ICANN’s designated rights repository, the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH). 251 more words


So what's the new gTLD programme all about?

NYC. A city so cool that it claims to be the center of the earth.  I was in a cab heading for the city after arriving at JFK on the early evening flight from London last year.  858 more words

Domain Names

First URS Cases Offer Little Guidance

As readers likely know by now, the Uniform Rapid Suspension system (URS) is a quick and low-cost dispute process available to brand owners when confronted with trademark infringement in a new generic top-level domain (gTLD). 469 more words


The gTLDs Are Coming!

Author: Marina A. Lewis

Trademark owners should be aware that, as of the date of this posting, the “sunrise” periods are open for 43 new top-level domain names. 238 more words