The “ticking time bomb” in new TLDs continues with no work from ICANN.
New top level domain name trademark “frontrunning” continues as 9 more trademarks have been filed related to new TLDs.
USM CHINA/HONG KONG LTD filed applications for .Hub, .Tom, Kom, and .Kom. The Kom trademark applications are troubling given VeriSign’s plans to apply for transliterations of .com. And .Tom? Sounds a lot like .com.
Thomas A Brackey of Beverly Hills filed three separate trademark applications for .law. A business called Dot Construction LLC, which has Brackey’s same address, filed to trademark application for .construction.
I think these TLD trademark applications, some of which have slipped through the examiners hands, represent a huge problem for new top level domain names. Trademark holders will use them to their advantage.
Rob Sequin says
Lawyers, registrars and registries will make money on speculation followed by bust.
It’s all been done before.
Get in early and get out quick.
David Wrixon says
You obviously did not read the transcript of the GAC meeting before the vote. ICANN refused point blank to take into account trademark registration without useage.
These clowns are simply wasting their money. Anything that is confusing similar will simply be thrown out regardless of what worthless trademark registrations have been filed.
also, the guidebook clearly places no weight on these trademarks. they are useless.
Andrew Allemann says
@enoss – but we already know of at least one person who’s threatening to sue (.music) using his trademarks if someone else gets it…
I assume that they go for .tom because of TOM.com
gaetano marano says
I think that too long TLDs like .contruction can’t have success, web users want short URLs