Public Comment - Trademark Protection (IRT Final Report) (awaiting )

Open: 29 May 09
Closed: 29 June 09 Extended to 6 July 09

Explanation: IRT Final Report on Trademark Protection Issues [PDF, 300K] now available for Public Comment

The IRT team participated in numerous teleconferences and several face-to-face meetings in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, California, over a two month period. The resulting recommendations report on Trademark Protection Issues identifies several proposed solutions, including:

  • * IP Clearinghouse, Globally Protected Marks List and associated Rights Protection Mechanisms, and standardized pre-launch rights protection mechanisms;
  • * Uniform Rapid Suspension System;
  • * Post delegation dispute resolution mechanisms;
  • * Whois requirements for new TLDs; and
  • * Use of algorithm in string confusion review during initial evaluation.