In one of the largest expansions of the Internet to date, hundreds of newly approved gTLDs will become available in 2014. The .nyc domain launch is one of the most anticipated arrivals – and is considered the flagship of this milestone. With so many businesses, organizations and individuals ready to claim their new identities online, it’s critical that trademark owners understand how to protect their rights.
On April 23rd experts discussed ICANN’s rights protection mechanisms, the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), general brand protection strategies and the .nyc launch program.
- J. Donald Fancher – National Leader IP Services, Deloitte – US Partner Lead TMCH
- Jeff Neuman – Vice President Registry, Neustar, Inc.
- Katherine Winningham – Senior Counsel, New York City Law Department
- Brian Winterfeldt – Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP