Trademark Owners Have Until October 28, 2011 to Reserve Their Trademarks from Registration as .xxx Internet Domains

As the adult entertainment industry’s (the “Sponsored Community’s”) new .xxx sponsored Top Level Domain (“sTLD”) regime is set to come into effect later this year, an inexpensive and practical opportunity for trademark owners to protect their marks from being associated with that industry, is about to expire.  Only until October 28, 2011 — a period known as “Sunrise B” — may trademark owners submit “Reservation Requests” to the ICM Registry through one of several Accredited Registrars.  If the Registry validates the Reservation Request, the trademark will never be registered as a .xxx domain. The benefits of a Reservation Request are   Read More »

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