The Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) was created by ICANN as a repository for new Rights Protection Mechanisms covering new Top-Level-Domains (TLD’s). All new TLD’s will be required to use the TMCH for Trademark Claims and Sunrise Periods. The first phase of ICANN’s new TLD program contains 1300 unique strings.
Eligibility in the TMCH is limited to active registered trademarks from a national or multi-national jurisdiction. Also covered are trademarks validated by a court order or treaty.
We will provide you a complete turn-key service to successfully submit your trademarks to the TMCH and manage them for future Sunrise Periods. You do not need to pre-fund any TMCH account and can instead pay us after successful submission. Our service includes the following:
Trademark owners may also be declared eligible to participate in any Sunrise Period if they provide a Declaration of Use and a Proof-of-Use specimen for their trademark. Once accepted, they may register during a Sunrise Period for domain names for exact matches of their trademark only.
All Sunrise Periods require that you provide a special token from the TMCH to prove you are eligible to participate in the Sunrise Period. EnCirca will store this token for you and issue it to you upon request.
Once a trademark is accepted by the TMCH, it will automatically be enrolled in the Trademark Claims process for all new TLD’s.
Trademark Claims is a 90-day window during the launch of a TLD. Whenever a potential registrant applies for a domain name that matches a trademark in the TMCH, they will receive a message informing them of the existence of the claim.
If the registrant proceeds with the registration, the claimant(s) will receive a notice of the event.
A domain name will trigger a claims notice if it is an exact match or if the domain name was subject to a successful UDRP for the trademark. There are rules for replacing special characters in trademarks into the more limited set of characters allowed for domain names.
Includes all services listed including Pre-Validation against online databases
All TMCH fees included
(includes all TMCH fees)