ICANN approves Clearinghouse, but ‘substantive review’ debate rumbles on
The great and good from the domain world descended on Nairobi last week to attend the 37th ICANN meeting. As well as rejecting proposals for an ‘expression of interest’ system for those wishing to apply for new gTLDs, the meeting saw the approval of the Trademark Clearinghouse, despite fears that the adoption of protection that excludes marks which have undergone examination on relative grounds would set a “dangerous precedent”.
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