Thursday, January 17, 2013

Trademark Clearinghouse fees preview

According to a discussion found on LinkedIn about he Trademark ClearingHouse, The Clearinghouse will launch in Quarter 1 of this year. More details on the exact date, registration and fees will be published soon, but here the moderator of the group announced it will be possible to register for 1 r or multiple years.

Trademark registrations can be designated for one (1), three (3) or five (5) years and are (re)validated once per year. The services after will be included:
  • Registration of the trademark record ;
  • Verification of the trademark record ;
  • Sunrise services ;
  • Trademark claims services ;
  • Linking 10 domain names to the registration ;
There won't be extra fees for opting in or out of Sunrise services or Trademark Claims notifications. It will be possible to pay by Credit card or prepay.

Trademark Holders will be able to pay by Credit card or prepay. Trademark agents will use a prepayment account that will entitles them to discounts.

The official website.

ICANN new gTLDs: lost in the crowd?

Name.com, recenlty acquired by Demand Media, just published a fresh and actual agenda of the new gTLD program. As I often talk to applicants and other interested parties in the ICANN new gTLD program, I know how complex it is, not only to understand it, but more than everything, to know when things are happening.

The article is entitled "ICANN’s Priority Release Draw, and What’s Next For nTLDs in 2013":
  • Early January, 2013 – Releasing clarifying questions for applications, based on priority numbers;
  • January, 2013 – Publishing contention sets, based on priority number;
  • March 13, 2013 – The last day to file an objection;
  • March 23, 2013 – Publication of initial evaluation results for the first several applications.
Read the complete article here.

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