25 Jan '12, 8pm

115 Top level domain trademarks and their current status

I’ve made plenty of commotion about companies filing for trademarks on future top level domain names. It always seems that they’re successfully pulling a fast one on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. But after an exhaustive analysis of 115 trademark applications, I’ve actually found that the U.S.P.T.O. is mostly on top of things when it comes to this trademarking game. In almost all cases, the trademark examiner has sent an office action to the applicant questioning if the use is for top level domain names. There’s only one case where it looks like the examiner dropped the ball: .ping. Karsten Manufacturing (PING Golf) applied for this domain and said it was for registry services. Yet it’s proceeding to publication with no office action. Another brand is having more trouble. Schott AG wants to trademark .schott and is clear in its application that it’s for a top level ...

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