The Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), designed to protect trademarks in new generic Top Level Domains, launched today (26 March).
The TMCH has been developed to be a global repository for trademark data to protect trademarks. As of the launch, rights holders will be able to submit trademark data for verification.
The TMCH will enable companies and individuals to protect their trademarks as the new gTLDs are introduced. Rights holders whose trademark information has been verified by the TMCH will have the opportunity to participate in a set of services designed to help protect their rights. read