Ready to object? Protecting your trademark in the new gTLD regime

July 2012 – Article
World Trademark Review, August/September 2012

With the gTLD application process back on track after a system glitch, and the applied for strings now known, counsel need to ensure that they are familiar with the immediate trademark protection mechanisms available to protect brands. This article provides an introduction to the new pre and post-delegation dispute resolution procedures and the Trademark Clearinghouse, with a focus on trademark-related provisions.