In This Issue:
- In The ITC:
..The Public Interest Factors – NEWEST PATENT TROLL COUNTERMEASURE?
..ITC or District Court? Look at the Math
- The New gTLDs And The Trademark Clearinghouse: Four Tips for Brand Owners
- TRADE DRESS WATCH
- SUPREME COURT CORNER
- Excerpt from The New gTLDs And The Trademark Clearinghouse: Four Tips for Brand Owners:
The imminent launch of more than 1,400 new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) poses a major challenge to brand owners seeking to enforce and maintain control over the way their key trademarks appear in domain names. The domain ender “.com” is the most widely used of the current gTLDs, but “.net,” “.org” and “.edu” gTLDs are also prevalent. All of the current gTLDs are managed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). On June 20, 2011, ICANN approved a plan to expand the universe of gTLDs to include virtually any string of characters, including trademark words (e.g., “.docs,” “.rocks,” “.world,” “.pepsi,” etc.).
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