11 Mar '14, 1pm

New TLD trademark notifications top 20,000

The Trademark Clearinghouse has sent over 20,000 notices to trademark holders based on domain registrations matching trademarks. The Trademark Clearinghouse has now issued 20,076 trademark notifications based on second level registrations in new TLDs. The notifications are sent to entities that have registered their marks with the Trademark Clearinghouse whenever someone registers an SLD that matches that mark. There are only 27,252 marks submitted to the Clearinghouse, not including so-called “TM+50″ submissions that are variants on submitted marks. While that number may seem high, it does not necessarily correlate to attempts to cybersquat. There are many common terms in the Trademark Clearinghouse such as pizza, money and bank. These generic terms are quite popular and certainly make up a good number of these notifications. I also assume the number includes notices trig...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/03/11/new-tld-trademark-no...

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