ICANN’s New Trademark ‘Clearinghouse’ Resembles Mobsters’ ‘Insurance’ Program

From Mike Masnick at http://www.techdirt.com: from the nice-trademark-you've-got-here,-wouldn't-want-anything-to-happen-to-it dept We've pointed out for years that ICANN's new "top level domains" programs often feel much more like a way to shake down trademark holders who feel the need to buy each and every new domain with their trademarked names, just to prevent anyone else from getting … Continue reading ICANN’s New Trademark ‘Clearinghouse’ Resembles Mobsters’ ‘Insurance’ Program

Trademark Clearinghouse Goes Live

By Ryan Arney, Zach Detra, and Trent Martinet DAVIS GRAHAM & STUBBS "In anticipation of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) allowing private ownership of a significantly broadened scope of generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs), ICANN, on March 26, 2013, launched the Trademark Clearinghouse, which gives holders of verified trademark rights an opportunity to … Continue reading Trademark Clearinghouse Goes Live

Some FAQ for trademarks

  Q: Can a company- or close corporation lodge an objection to a proposed trademark if its name is identical or very similar to the trademark? A:Yes. The trademark database is not linked to the company database and a separate search will be done, upon request and at additional cost. Q :How long does a … Continue reading Some FAQ for trademarks

Trademark infringement

Trademark Infringement occurs when one party uses an identical or very similar trademark for identical or similar goods or services to a registered trademark. This will typically include cases where the public is misled by similarities between the trademarks to believe that these belong to the same owner or brand. Infringement may also arise from … Continue reading Trademark infringement