Trademark Claims Service

Last Updated: Tuesday, 04 March 2014 14:40

Domain labels for TMCH-registered trademarks are being monitored by the TMCH. If someone intends to register a string under a new gTLD that is identical to a trademark in the TMCH then he/she gets a warning of the fact that the desired string matches this term. Example claims warning:

Example of a TMCH claims warning to a potential registrant

However, domain registration is not prevented. If the domain is registered, the TMCH will notify the trademark owner of this.

Claims service are active per default for the time a trademark is registered in the TMCH (as mandated by ICANN). Some TLD operators might offer additional services around this. The claims service only finds exact matches of a domain label, no variants.