Over 1,000 new gTLDs – top level domains – are now fully integrated into the domain registration system. These new top level domains have made lots of word which were unavailable as .com domains available for registration. This has resulted in a dramatic increase in claims of trademark infringement and cybersquatting.
You are probably away that ICANN is in full swing, entering into contracts with new registry operators on new gTLDs, top-Level domains. Extensions such as .bank, .insurnace, .pink,, .football etc are rolling out by the dozens. This means new opportunities for cybersquatting under the ACPA and UDRP and domain name protection challenges for trademark owners and trademark attorneys. It also presents opportunities for brands to extend their intellectual property rights.
Attorney Enrico Schaefer represented over 30 new registries in the new gTLD space, and represents trademark owners on domain name, brand and trademark protection issues. If you have questions about new gtLDs or top level domains, ICANN’s new gTLD program or how to be protect and strengthen your trademark rights in this new age of domain names, contact trademark attorney Schaefer today.