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The New Generic Top-Level Domain Program: A New Era of Risk for Trademark Owners and the Internet


Eric Null


Open Technology Institute

Dennis S. Prahl


Ladas & Parry LLP

December 23, 2011

Trademark Reporter, Vol. 101, No. 6, p. 1757, November-December 2011

Abstract:     
This article will briefly explain domain names and how the Internet functions. It will then explain the New gTLD Program in detail. It will analyze the problems an increased number of gTLDs and the concomitant increase in new domain names will present to trademark owners, and will explain and critique the measures available for entities to protect themselves from infringement. It will then discuss the effectiveness of alternative remedies for trademark infringement post-delegation, and lastly will provide Best Practices for trademark owners, including those planning and not planning to apply for a gTLD.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 45

Keywords: new generic top level domain program, new gTLD, ICANN, internet, top level domain, TLD, dot-xxx


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Date posted: December 24, 2011  

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Null, Eric and Prahl, Dennis S., The New Generic Top-Level Domain Program: A New Era of Risk for Trademark Owners and the Internet (December 23, 2011). Trademark Reporter, Vol. 101, No. 6, p. 1757, November-December 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1976382

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Eric Null (Contact Author)
Open Technology Institute ( email )
1899 L St., N.W., Suite 400
Washington, CA 20036
United States
Dennis S. Prahl
Ladas & Parry LLP ( email )
1040 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10018
United States
2127081800 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://www.ladas.com
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