Providing support in navigating gTLD launches and Trademark Clearing House registrations
CPA Global, the world's leading intellectual property (IP) management and software specialist, announced today that it will be providing a range of support services to help clients protect and develop their brands online as the Internet domain space expands significantly through the new Generic Top Level Domains (gTLD) programme.
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Services include support for new gTLD launches, monitoring gTLD applications by other parties that might impact on a client's brand or trademark, and managing Trademark Clearing House registrations.
The Trademark Clearing House (TMCH) is a key mechanism within the New gTLD Programme that is being introduced by the
"With the anticipated increase in the number of domain extensions, trademark owners will face even greater challenges when assessing their brand development and protection policies," said
The TMCH is a global repository for trademark data. To enrol, trademark holders must submit certain information pertaining to their trademark, such as the registration data, example proof of use, and a signed declaration of use. The TMCH will then validate this data against that held in the relevant Trademark Office.
While trademark professionals familiarise themselves with the intricacies of these industry changes, La Rooy said that trademark owners need to have a good understanding of the two primary functions of the TMCH: the 'Sunrise' pre-registration period and the 'Trademark Claims' period.
With the launch of every new gTLD, there is a 'Sunrise' period of at least 30 days before general registration, which gives trademark holders priority on registrations. This is followed by a 'Trademark Claims' period of at least 90 days, during which the TMCH issues warning notices to prospective domain name registrants who are attempting to register a domain name that matches a trademark term in the TMCH.
About The Trademark Clearinghouse
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About CPA Global
CPA Global is the world's leading intellectual property (IP) management and IP software specialist, and an international provider of outsourced legal services. With offices across
CPA Global helps corporates and law firms in managing valuable IP Rights, such as patents, designs and trademarks, ensuring that IP portfolios are protected, maintained and regularly reviewed in order to maximise value. Working closely with its clients, CPA Global ensures they have the best information on which to base IP decisions, and the best support in terms of helping implement those decisions.
Services include patent and trademark renewals; patent research and analytics; trademark watching; domains management; as well as other IP support services such as docketing. In IP software, CPA Global offers four market-leading IP management software solutions (FoundationIP, Inprotech, Ipendo, and Memotech) tailored towards different types of clients and their specific needs; First To File, the market-leading electronic document management system for IP; as well as Discover, one of the world's most advanced patent search platforms.
Founded in Jersey,
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