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