This is a PowerPoint presentation on an overview of the Trademark Clearinghouse presented by Robert Kriner of Corsearch Digital Brand Management Consultants, and Vicky Folens of Deloitte.
Janice – Webinar Commentator: Thank you for joining today’s webinar on the Trademark Clearinghouse: An Inside Look. Our presenters are Rob Kriner, Corsearch Digital Brand Management Consultant and Vicky Folens, Senior Manager of IP & Internet Services and Strategy at Deloitte. Vicky is a member of the Trademark Clearinghouse team and her roll involves protection IP on the internet and leading an IP team. She has years of experience helping clients with trademark registration, drafting license or transfer agreements, IP litigation matters, compliance with data protection laws, as well as managing large scale IP audits in relations to sunrise periods for new gTLDs and ccTLDs such as .eu, .asia and .co.
Rob Kriner has been in IP status for over five years working in domain name registration management, internet monitoring and other areas of online branding registration. He recently led the development of the Trademark Clearinghouse filing service at Corsearch. For those unfamiliar with the Trademark Clearinghouse, it is the essential repository for verified brands to be protected in the new gTLD or generic top level domains program introduced by ICANN. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.
Rob will discuss the benefits of filing with the Trademark Clearinghouse and describe Corsearch’s agent services. Then he will share an inside look at the Trademark Clearinghouse processes and other key details. The event will not qualify for CLE credit but is primarily designed to be an informational update. If you have any questions during the presentation, please enter them in the chat box and we will address them, as many as we can at the end of the webinar.
Rob Kriner will now explain the importance of the Trademark Clearinghouse.