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ICANN Conducts the Sunrise and Trademark Claims Survey

09-Sep-2018 | Source : ICANN | Visits : 4518

LOS ANGELES - The Sunrise and Trademark Claims announced that survey is available for individuals interested in sharing their feedback about these Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPMs). According to Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the Sunrise and Trademark Claims RPMs were adopted as part of the Corporation's New Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) program. This feedback will be essential to the evaluation of these Rights Protection Mechanisms and ICANN's data collection efforts related to them.

What to Expect

Participants' responses are voluntary and will remain anonymous and confidential.

Survey completion time is approximately 15 minutes.

Registries, registrars, and trademark owners and representatives also have an opportunity to participate in the survey.

The ICANN Organization commissioned Analysis Group, Inc., an external consulting firm, to develop and administer the survey in close collaboration with the Review of All RPMs for All gTLDs Policy Development Process (PDP) Working Group of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO). The RPMs PDP Working Group is mandated to conduct the first-ever policy review of all existing RPMs.

RPMs refer to policies and processes developed to provide workable mechanisms for trademark owners to either prevent or remedy certain unauthorized use of their trademarks in the Domain Name System (DNS).

Sunrise and Trademark Claims RPMs are services provided through ICANN's Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH). The Sunrise service provides priority access to rights holders to request domain names associated with their trademark(s). The Trademark Claims service provides notification to the rights holder after registration, allowing for immediate action if the domain registered is infringing rights. As Sunrise and Trademark Claims RPMs have not been subject to a policy review before, no comprehensive, publicly available data exists that measures the mechanisms' effectiveness.


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