WIPO announced a few days ago, that it started a “Global Brands Database” no doubt in hopes that once the concept is giving the final approval by ICANN that WIPO will be chosen to manage the Database.
What is the Database and why should you care about it?
Under the gTLD guidebook trademark owners which have been demanding additional protection for “Global Brands” get the Unform Rapid Suspension remedy among others which basically hand over domains that infringe on these Global Brands
Of course what you or I might consider a Global brand and what trademark holders consider a global brand is going to be quite different.
While I think of such brands as Google, Apple, Microsoft and Intel for starters a quick look at the WIPO brands directory list such world famous brands such as
N & Q
Here is the Cube
Of course there are plenty of generic terms included in the database as well including:
“Aniston” as in Jennfier Aniston but its not owned by her.
“TSUNAMI” yes the weather event is protected.
“onyx” as in the gemstone
the letter “F” is in the database
The word “logo” is in the database several times.
So you get the idea.
Every word, saying, phrase 2,3 and most 4 letter combo’s are in.
All appearently are GLOBAL BRANDS and need protection in the domain world and are going to get protection in the new gTLD space and shortly thereafter in all existing
Lots of UDRP’s coming DOWN.THE.PIKE –?– Where will you DOMAIN.SQUATTERS hide ?
All the more reason I try to reg names like shittyjob.com or eatmoregreens.com, but someone is faster 😀
I think the real long term vision of this thinly veiled shenanigans is so that wipo can start charging for it’s own tm registrations. Clever, all else aside, that should make money and why should they care how the rest of the story goes.
No to WIPO its a business and a money maker at that.
So just letting everyone know what’s coming down the pike and something that sounds pretty benign maybe anything but
.ME of course says
Sorry Michael, I missed the last link of d.ly – let us see.
With no Internet access to Libya – transferring the domain will be a challenge. The buyer will have to wait for the dust to settle down.
Other than that – it is a pargain compared to prices in .co.
If you want to find more on .ly stability during the political crisis, just browse through these articles: http://brief.ly/35h/
Rajesh Shirke says
Is there a download option to download the complete database in xml/csv format?
Landon White (the Originial - Accept no Imatation) says
and shortly thereafter in all existing
Is not Philip Corwin ICM laying objections to above said
sneaky attempt to change the rules of engagment midstream,
before ICANN … for what its worth?
Yes Mr. Corwin is going to object to this but he is 1 lawyer in our camp vs 1,000 trademark lawyers in the other.
Still don’t see you on the list of members of the ICA so don’t know what you have to say about that, nor do I see a lawyer that you hired to do anything to represent the domain interests.
“1 lawyer in our camp vs 1,000 trademark lawyers in the other”
The real enemy are the incumbents who do not want to allow anyone else to have a License.to.Print.Money
There are $56,000,000 reasons why .ORG should be removed from the root.