ICANN Top-Level Domain Name Opportunities and Risks

ICANNICANN’s new generic top-level domain name (gTLD) program has introduced opportunities and risks for companies, and probably not in equal measure.  Several weeks ago, we posted some guidance  regarding steps all brand owners should be taking to secure their valuable trademarks in connection with the launches of the new top-level domain names.  Joshua Jarvis, a member of Foley Hoag’s Trademark, Copyright & Unfair Competition group, has co-written an article for the IPO Law Journal summarizing these steps.  As this process is important for establishing a brand presence in the new gTLD regime, as well as a critical component of any organization’s overall trademark protection strategy, we encourage you to check it out.

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