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Posted in Internet Laetitia ArraultJane Seager

Launch of brand protection service for adult oriented gTLDs

The Registry Minds + Machines Group Limited (MMX), which owns 32 new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) such as .VIP, .WORK or .LUXE, has recently launched a blocking service that enables trade mark holders to protect their rights across the adult namespace.

This new service enables trade mark holders to block domain name registrations under the four adult oriented gTLDs … Continue Reading

Posted in Internet David TaylorLaetitia Arrault

.CLUB launches brand protection service

.CLUB Domains, the Registry operating the .CLUB new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD), has recently launched a new service that enables qualified trade mark holders to block .CLUB domain name registrations containing their trade marks.

According to the .CLUB Domains’ press release, the Trademark Sentry Unlimited Name Blocking Service (UNBS) “protects a trademark from appearing in any portion of Continue Reading

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New gTLDs – Debate Over Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPMs) Revs Up a Gear

Posted by David Taylor and Daniel Madden, Paris office

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) successfully launched the application process for new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) on 12 January 2012. The application period for new gTLDs closed on 30 May 2012. On 13 June 2012, ICANN published the details of the applied for new gTLDs, along … Continue Reading