Although the trademark lobby will not win on new gTLDs, it must still try

After years of lobbying by a high-profile group of brand owners and stakeholders, trademark issues will be high on the agenda at next week's ICANN meeting. However, the trademark lobby faces a serious problem in Brussels: the rest of the ICANN community has never welcomed trademark owners and is now starting to get angry with their pleas. So while trademark owners retain serious misgivings for the latest proposed trademark protection measures, it is unlikely that the rest of the ICANN community will allow them to be voiced.

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