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Trademark Protection (IRT Final Report)

Open: 29 May 09
Closed: 29 June 09 Extended to
6 July 09

Explanation: IRT Final Report on Trademark Protection Issues [PDF, 300 KB] now available for Public Comment

The IRT team participated in numerous teleconferences and several face-to-face meetings in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, California, over a two month period. The resulting recommendations report on Trademark Protection Issues identifies several proposed solutions, including:

  • IP Clearinghouse, Globally Protected Marks List and associated Rights Protection Mechanisms, and standardized pre-launch rights protection mechanisms;
  • Uniform Rapid Suspension System;
  • Post delegation dispute resolution mechanisms;
  • Whois requirements for new TLDs; and
  • Use of algorithm in string confusion review during initial evaluation.
Staff member responsible: Carole Cornell

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