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TM Clearinghouse

Open: 15 February 2010
Closed: 1 April 2010

Explanation/Background: The trademark clearinghouse is one of the proposed mechanisms to address trademark protection concerns in the New gTLD Program. This is one of the open issues being addressed by staff and community experts. The Trademark Clearinghouse Model describes a proposal for a central repository of authenticated trademark information for use by registries to support their sunrise or trademark claims processes. This Model is designed to introduce efficiencies into the pre-launch processes for trademark holders and new gTLD registries.

Trademark Clearinghouse (Clean):

Trademark Clearinghouse (Redline) [PDF, 124 KB]

Staff member responsible: Karla Valente

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