Trademark Clearinghouse

Protect your trademark

The Trademark Clearinghouse was created to enable trademark holders to protect their brand(s) within the new gTLD space.

What is the TMCH?

More than 1600+ new domain name extensions have launched so far and many more extensions will launch over the next few years. The Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) was built as a single global repository for authenticated registered trademarks—to help protect brand owners and their IP rights as they relate to domain names. The TMCH offers registered trademark holders a solution—to help safeguard their rights and simplify participation during the multiple pre-registration (Sunrise) launch periods for each New gTLD.

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What brand owners need to know.

  • Any trademark holder, private person, or company can submit their trademark to the Clearinghouse via Safenames.
  • After verification, the trademark holder will be able to register corresponding domain name(s) during the Sunrise periods (launch phase) for new gTLDs.
  • As a trademark holder, you can opt to receive notification when/if someone registers a domain name that matches your record in the TMCH.
  • Trademark owners can add up to 50 variations that are similar to each valid submission in the TMCH—within the notification process—provided that the variant of the mark was awarded to the trademark holder in a prior UDRP case.
  • For any trademark/brand owner wanting to participate in the new gTLD Sunrise phase(s), the TMCH will enable quick, efficient validation of your trademark information in a centralized repository.
  • The TMCH will remain operational throughout the entire new gTLD program.
  • Registrations are 1, 3 or 5 years and are renewable.
  • Safenames is a registered agent in the Trademark Clearinghouse. We will work hand in hand with our current clients (and other IP rights holders) to protect your interests and to ensure that you and your company are prepared for the new gTLD expansion.

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