Monday, September 14, 2015

New gTLDs and new alternative dispute resolutions (Part I)

A "club is a club": sports clubs, fan clubs, night clubs to use a domain name ending in ".club".
From the author:
"First, disputes over the actual gTLD allocations are determined through a new ADR mechanism called Legal Rights Objections (LRO) leading to expert determination. These included disputesover the actual applications for the new gTLDs in a number of areas: string confusion (.sports and .sport), existing legal rights objections (.yellowpages, .merck), limited public interest objections (.health) and community objections(.architect, .hotel)".


  • Trademarks should submit their datas into the Trademark Clearinghouse to participate in future Sunrise Periods. The official TMCH calendar is available here;
  • For a better recognition, Trademark Clubs should register a ".club" domain name at their accredited Registrar.

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