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ICANN launches Clearinghouse review: can you help?

Class 46 learns that ICANN is conducting an independent review of the Trademark Clearinghouse. The purpose of this review is to assess its effectiveness in combination with the areas that the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) specified for review, which include:

(1) handling of non-exact matches to trade marks,

(2) extension of the Trade Mark Claims notifications, and

(3) impacts of the Claims services on the commercial watch services market.

This review is intended as an informational study to support discussions on related Right Protection Mechanisms (RPMs) activities, such as the work of the Competition, Consumer Trust, and Consumer Choice Review Team (CCT-RT) and the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) review of all RPMs in all gTLDs Policy Development Process (PDP).

To participate, just click this link and fill out the form as soon as possible. There's not much time to lose: the review is open until 15 April 2016.

MARQUES strongly encourages you to fill out this form as it is important to get as many brand owner and practitioner voices engaged as possible.  Without strong data, there may be a battle ahead to improve the mechanisms that are in place.

Posted by: Blog Administrator @ 11.12
Tags: ICANN, Trademark Clearinghouse, review,
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Submitted By: Graham Schreiber
07 April 2016 @ 13.25
Hi Marques: Mark™ w/.COM = ® u/ USA Law's ACPA Mark™ w/.COM = Global Madrid & WTO TRIPS When Mark ™ or Trade Name w/.COM is "In Use" and doing active business "In Commerce" online, working to serve Local, Regional, National and Worldwide / Global Consumers all at once. The "Word Mark" appears in both the URL; and the Written Text of the Product or Services Website, in addition the two are communicated individually and also collectively, via all forms of prior media, in Radio, TV, Print & whatever other. Here's a link to WIPO that shows the complete list of Nations with reciprocal TM recognition agreements accessible, once through costly WIPO, now quickly via the USA Governments NTIA ~ Private Business Contractor, being VeriSign. http://www.wipo.int/export/sites/www/treaties/en/documents/pdf/madrid_marks.pdf ICANN is a crocked distraction; and the TMCH constitutes a RACKET; because if the Word Mark's gone in .COM, it's gone in both Madrid System & TRIPS. If one wants the Work Mark .COM when it's gone, it can be bought still; however as Word Mark with Service or Product [Classification] stated. Which of course shouldn't be "confusingly similar" to the prior Word Mark .COM. Cheers, Graham Schreiber.

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