Trademark Clearinghouse Agent

What is it? The internet is changing. ICANN, the organisation responsible for the global domain name system, is running a process that will see the creation of nearly 1400 new registries. As part of the process, it has mandated the creation of a Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), for which ICANN has appointed Deloitte Belgium as validator and IBM as the technical operator. The TMCH is a database of verified trademark information. It is a platform for effective rights protection and will allow brand owners to deposit their trademark information into a centralised register for a one off fee,...

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