New gTLDs: preparing for the next round of the online expansion


World Trademark Review, Issue 57, October/November 2015

The end of the first-round roll-out of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) is in sight. While some of the most highly sought-after strings have yet to hit the market, detailed assessments of Round 1 are underway as the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) lays the groundwork for a second application window.

With this in mind, World Trademark Review sat down with a panel of trademark and brand protection experts from across the United States – Gretchen M. Olive from CSC; Marco Bundi from Meisser & Partners AG; and Keith A. Barritt from Fish & Richardson to discuss key learnings from the first round of new gTLD applications.

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