The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), published its fourth version of the Draft Applicant Guidebook (DAG) on May 31, 2010. ICANN uses the DAG for informing and instructing the public about registering generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs).
This newest draft would require all registries of new gTLDs to honor marks validated by the proposed Trademark Clearinghouse. The Trademark Clearinghouse will include all nationally and multi-nationally registered marks including, “from countries where there is no substantive review”.
The fourth draft of ICANN’s DAG can be found here.
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