05 Jul '11, 8pm

More TLD Trademarks: .Law, .Kom, .Tom, .Construction, .Hub

The “ticking time bomb” in new TLDs continues with no work from ICANN. New top level domain name trademark “frontrunning” continues as 9 more trademarks have been filed related to new TLDs. USM CHINA/HONG KONG LTD filed applications for .Hub, .Tom, Kom, and .Kom. The Kom trademark applications are troubling given VeriSign’s plans to apply for transliterations of .com. And .Tom? Sounds a lot like .com. Thomas A Brackey of Beverly Hills filed three separate trademark applications for .law. A business called Dot Construction LLC, which has Brackey’s same address, filed to trademark application for .construction. I think these TLD trademark applications, some of which have slipped through the examiners hands, represent a huge problem for new top level domain names. Trademark holders will use them to their advantage. Further Reading: .Music Initiative Says It Will Use Trademark...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2011/07/05/more-tld-trademarks-...

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