Did ICANN just imply that the new gTLDs process will snub trademarks?

Here's some exclusive news from ICANN, and trademark owners will not like it. The organisation has indicated that the trademark concerns surrounding new gTLDs will not be put to bed in time for the board's retreat in September. This will alarm mark owners because Peter Dengate Thrush, ICANN's chair, has told WTR: "If the issues are not cleared up by September then we'll be forced to make some decisions. If the community can't decide, we'll step in and force it into some sort of arrangement or decision."

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