More Trademark Clearing House Abuse: Texas & Venture Triggers Notice

A couple of weeks ago we wrote about Trademark holders of generic terms applying to the Trademark Clearing House (TMCH) where trademarks on many of which were causing some of those 500,000 "warnings" to go out to people trying to register a new gTLD domain name. Today we bring you the world famous trademarks for the term "Texas" and "Venture" ""1. TEXAS Jurisdiction: United States of … [Read more...]

.Berlin Dirk Krischenowski Blasts ICANN Over TMCH Which Has “Largely Failed”

Internetworld.de, interviewed Dirk Krischenowski of .Berlin who blasted ICANN and the performance of the Trademark Clearing House (TMCH) The article was published in German and we used Google translate. Dirk chatted with the German publication about the recently completed Sunrise period for .Berlin, which is now in available to be registered. In the Sunrise Period trademark owner could … [Read more...]

TMCH Has Caused More People Not To Register 450K Domains, As New gTLD’s Pass 350K

The Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) said today that is has delivered  500,000 Claims Notices (CNIS) of which 95% of the queries for trademark terms are not being followed through to a live registration. That means that up to 475,000 new gTLD domain names may have gone unregistered due to the THCM, let discount that number for some potential duplicate domains and call it 450,000 domain names A … [Read more...]

TMCH Has Plenty Of “Trademarks” of Generic Words

In attempting to pre-order some new gTLD's I have had to review trademarks filed with the Mark: hosting Jurisdiction: Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) Goods: Rubber, guttapercha, gummi, asbest, mica en hieruit vervaardigde producten voor zover niet begrepen in andere klassen; halfbewerkte plastic producten; dichtings-, pakking- en isolatiemateriaal; niet-metalen buigzame … [Read more...]

Brands Finally Find A New gTLD They Like For Sunrise .Company has a Few Hundred

Much has been made of the lack of Sunrise applications and Brands seeking their matching trademark or brand domains in the new gTLD rollout. I just reviewed the Zone file for the new Donuts gTLD .Company and it seems like this is a gTLD Brands are ding some registrations on. Although still not a huge number there does seem to be about 3x the activity in Sunrise than the average TLD. I … [Read more...]

Trademark Clearing House Up To 27,252 Marks

  The Trademark Clearing House (TMCH) issued its monthly update. As of March 10th 2014, there are 27,252 marks submitted for a total of 59, 593 trademark years. 20, 076 notifications were sent to holders based off attempted new gTLD registrations.   … [Read more...]

IBM/ Deloitte Goes With Trademark-ClearningHouse.Uno & TMCH.Uno to Promote Spanish Brand Awareness.”

IBM & Deloitte which operates the Trademark Clearing House for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) announced they will use the domain names TRADEMARK-CLEARINGHOUSE.UNO and TMCH.UNO to Promote Spanish Brand Awareness.” Dot Latin LLC announced today the delegation of two key domain names to Deloitte & IBM to support the Trademark Clearinghouse. Deloitte … [Read more...]