24 Sep '12, 11am

#Tonkin says better new #gTLD trademark protections could come in the first round

Tonkin says better new gTLD trademark protections could come in the first round Kevin Murphy , September 24, 2012, 11:27:17 (UTC), Domain Policy Groups pushing for stronger new gTLD trademark protection mechanisms could get some of their wishes if they present a unified, coherent position to ICANN. That’s according to Melbourne IT chief strategy officer and ICANN vice chairman Bruce Tonkin, speaking to DI today about the company’s trademarks summit in Washington DC last week. Tonkin said that the event identified five rough areas of consensus about changes to rights protection mechanisms, at least two of which could be made before new gTLDs start to go live (which he expects to happen in the fourth quarter of 2013). The Business Constituency, IP Constituency and so-called “brand summit” are now talking about their areas of common ground and are expected to continue the con...

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