Submit your trademarks at the Trademark Clearinghouse!
With the introduction of over one thousand new top level domains, it will certainly be very useful for brand owners to register with ICANN's newly created Trademark Clearinghouse.
Brand owners who do not wish to register their brand name with Top Level Domains will receive an e-mail from Trademark Clearinghouse when an attempt is made to register a domain with their name thus enabling the brand owner to take measures against the domain registration. Because of the large quantity of future new top level domains, only Trademark Clearinghouse will be able to create a clear overview for brand owners.
Until now, the introduction of a brand name with Top Level Domains included the right to priority registrations. Furthermore, both introduction and registration could be completed in one step. From here on forward this will no longer be possible.
Anyone who wants to register a domain during the "Sunrise Period" will have to submit trademark data to the Trademark Clearinghouse. When the registration with Trademark Clearinghouse has been successfully completed, the brand owner will have the right to register up to 10 domains based on the trademark at all of the possibly more than one thousand domains during the given "Sunrise Period".
You probably also own important names that are not protected under a brand name. The guidelines of the Trademark Clearinghouse allow for other branding rights to be considered. We will gladly advise on how to obtain such branding rights and have the best possible chance to have them accepted as such.
A large registrar has analyzed past "Sunrise Periods" and came to the conclusion that registrations during the "Sunrise Period" had a 40-50% rejection rate. The rejection rate is not due to applications for inadmissible Trademarks rejected by an approving institution but to incorrect records and applications that were filled out incorrectly.
We have vast experience dealing with brands and trademarks and the respective approving institutions. Our up to date rejection rate with "Sunrise Periods" has been lower than one percent.
The cost for brand/trade name registration with Trademark Clearinghouse is a $ 250 handling fee and is valid for one year. This handling fee is non-refundable when your application is denied. Trademark Clearinghouse services can also be ordered for a three year period for $700 and a five year period for $ 1,000.
A free but contractually binding pre-registration of desired new top level domains can also be ordered, although the final price remains to be determined at the time of the final order and could vary from €60 to €100 per domain and year during the Sunrise Period. It may be required to order a multiple year registration of up to five years during the Sunrise Period.
The vast number of domains is making the market hard to penetrate. We will gladly conduct an analysis based on your products, services and/or your company name, to advise you in which domains you should invest.
After you placed your order, kindly send the following documents through registered mail to Secura GmbH, Frohnhofweg 18, 50858 Cologne, Germany:
1) Statement that your brand/trade name is in use with original signature. It is advisable to use legal paper.
2) Proof of your brand/trade name being in use; for example a copy of an advertisement.
3) Copies of your legal brand/trade name registration.
You can pre-order domains at the time you place an order for a brand/trade name. Registering with Trademark Clearinghouse is useful, even when you don't want to order any domains because of the access you will have to information on third party infractions on brand/trade name laws.
We offer over one hundred new top level domains for pre-registration. Should your domain not be included, you can search the most important new top level domains on the web site "New Top Level Domains" and at the larger alphabetic list of new top level domains or you can use our search engine .