ICANN expands trademark claims

ICANN has expanded protection for trademark claims for new TLD’s to include up to 50 confusingly similar strings that have been part of a successful UDRP.

No word yet when the trademark clearinghouse will be prepared to accept these or what the supporting documentation will be.

We assume that extra TMCH charges will apply, as the application price covers up to 10 domain names.

Other additions include:

– extension of trademark claims from 60 to 90 days

– a required 30-day notice before the commencement of any Sunrise period

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