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Fish Trademark Alert: gTLD Comment Period Extended

August 15, 2012

Legal Alerts

Fish Trademark Alert: gTLD Comment Period Extended

August 15, 2012

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gTLD Comment Period Extended

Thought you missed your chance to submit comments regarding a new gTLD application? You’re in luck. ICANN recently decided to extend the public comment period for an additional 45 days.

As a reminder, anyone may submit comments regarding a new gTLD application, which will be considered by independent evaluation panels during the application review process. This may be a low-cost way to convince ICANN that a particular new gTLD should not be awarded. All trademark owners should carefully review the list of new gTLD applications and be prepared to submit comments, if necessary, by September 26, 2012. Comments must be submitted through ICANN’s designated form.

There is still time to plan your gTLD defense strategy. To obtain more information about reviewing and monitoring applied-for gTLD character strings and for assistance with filing comments and/or formal objections, please contact your Fish & Richardson attorney or:

Keith Barritt
Principal
Washington, DC
[email protected]
202-626-6433
Cynthia Walden
Principal
Boston
[email protected]
617-956-5928

You may also visit www.fr.com/domain-names for recent developments and events.


The opinions expressed are those of the authors on the date noted above and do not necessarily reflect the views of Fish & Richardson P.C., any other of its lawyers, its clients, or any of its or their respective affiliates. This post is for general information purposes only and is not intended to be and should not be taken as legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is formed.