Trademark Clearing House
The first new top level domains are online and the first sunrise periods for second level domains are open. The dates for new sunrise periods for several top level domains are published on the website of the Trademark Clearing House.
After registration of word and word figurative trademarks, the trademark owner or the agent will be informed if someone applied for a second level domain (i.e. trademark.hamburg) which is identical with a trademark registered in the Trademark Clearing House. Based on the fact that hundreds of new top level domains are about to be published, it is a very convenient , easy and cost effective way to monitor the developments and possible infringers. In addition, it is a prerequisite to be registered in the Trademark Clearing House if a registered trademark shall be applied for a second level domain.
The costs for a registration in the Trademark Clearing House are rather low, the effect can be very high. We suggest a registration for three years because it still will take at least three years until the last top level domain will go online.
If you have any questions or need any assistance we are happy to help you with the application for the Trademark Clearing House.