New gTLDs: trademark owners pray for last-minute government aid

This is it. Years of negotiation over trademark protection mechanisms for the new gTLD space will come to a head in Brussels next week. The city is due to host an unprecedented meeting at which ICANN’s board will receive counsel from its Government Advisory Committee regarding the controversial rights protection developed over three years by the ICANN community. Insiders are predicting that it could get messy.

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