Why should trademark owners register their trademarks with TMCH?

If you register your trademarks with TMCH you can use two services:

  • Simplified applications during the Sunrise phases of new gTLDs: The registration with the TMCH is a prerequisite for the participation in the Sunrise periods of new gTLDs.
    Registries for TLDs with open domain registration will give brand owners the opportunity to register their trademarks and brands after consideration by the TMCH in a Sunrise period of at least 30 days.
  • Use of the so-called Trademark Claims Service during the Go Live phases of new gTLDs: This service will inform registrants attempting to register a domain corresponding to a TMCH-validated trademark. If the registration is successful, an alert will be sent to the trademark owner. This Trademark Claims Period will be 90 days long.

TMCH accepts the following trademarks:

  • Registered trademarks
  • Marks protected by statute or treaty
  • Court validated trademarks

Please note:

You can't use the Trademark Clearinghouse to register a trademark!

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