Trademark rights and new gTLDs, an overview

Adam Smith
December 30, 2011
Analysis, Getting Started

Intellectual property rights protection is one of the most contentious issues to emerge from the ICANN new gTLD program. Despite a number of new mechanisms to help trademark owners defend their brands, substantial questions remain about how companies can most effectively enforce their rights in the new domain name marketplace. In this article, Adam Smith provides an overview of the cybersquatting problem and its implications in the world of new gTLDs.

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