What is Trademark Clearinghouse?
It is a global database designed to provide trademark owners in any country a tool of protection against third parties who can register a domain name in any of the new gTLD that matches the trademark (for example AGN.BOOK, AGN.MADRID, AGN.APP, etc.).
The owner of a trademark (regardless of the origin country) can protect it by registering it in the Trademark Clearinghouse during a period of one, three or five years.
The Trademark Clearinghouse has a double function:
- It permits the trademark owners who have made their deposit in the Trademark Clearinghouse and have demonstrated its use to register a gTLD domain (e.g. AGN.NEWS) in the phase called Sunrise or preferred registration. Only the owners of trademarks registered in the Trademark Clearinghouse can register a gTLD in this phase.
- If a third party requests a gTLD domain that matches a trademark registered in the Trademark Clearinghouse, the owner of this trademark will receive a warning and will decide whether to block this domain, if it causes any damage.
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