Protect your brands under new gTLDs with TMCH
Key-Systems™ is an accredited Trademark Clearinghouse agent and provides support for trademark owners via RRPproxy™. Our service includes the submission of trademark data to TMCH, the participation in Sunrise Phases of new gTLDs and the registration of the requested domains under new gTLDs (if possible).
With the introduction of numerous new generic top level domains (new gTLDs) starting in 2013 trademark owners will face new challenges. To help companies and individuals to protect their trademark rights during the launch processes of new gTLDs, the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) has been established as a obligatory service prescribed by ICANN. The TMCH validates trademark / brand rights, stores the information and transmits it as needed to the operators/registries of new gTLDs. RRPproxy's TMCH service is available via API and web interface.
TMCH accepts the following trademarks: Registered trademarks, marks protected by statute or treaty, court validated trademarks.
Why should trademark owners register their trademarks with TMCH?
The registration with the TMCH is a prerequisite for the participation in the Sunrise periods of new gTLDs and you can benefit from the so-called Trademark Claims Service.
- Registries for new gTLDs 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.
- The Trademark Claims Service will inform registrants attempting to register a domain corresponding to a TMCH-validated trademark. If the registration is still successful, an alert will be sent to the trademark owner. This Trademark Claims Period will be 90 days long.