Trademark lawyers and trademark organizations such as the International Trademark Association (INTA) have kept a close eye on ICANN's proposal to allow virtually unlimited new gTLDs and the impact such a move would have on brand owners and the stability of the internet itself. In this interview with INTA Executive Director Alan Drewsen, the Manager of External Relations in Internet & Judiciary Claudio DiGangi and Manager of Communications Matthew Schmidt, the INTA makes the case against the current move to open up the gTLD space, and encourages trademark owners to participate the comment period for the New gTLD Program – Draft Expressions of Interest/Pre-Registrations Model. (You can view the existing comments here or the recommendations to create a Trademark Clearinghouse and Uniform Rapid Suspension procedure here).
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