TMCH Agent offers you several extra services. Due to the centralized storage of data, time-consuming individual validations for each Sunrise phase are no longer necessary - saving manpower and money. Depending on the service you book, you can, with your validated trademark i.e. using your SMD file, participate in all new gTLD Sunrise phases for one, three or five years. You can also opt to receive reliable information related to your trademark rights in the new gTLD area during General Availability.
The use of the TMCH Service includes the following features:
- Sunrise Services
- Trademark Claims Services / Extended Trademark Claims Service
- Abused DNL Service
- Attach up to 20 labels per trademark and period at the price of 10
(according to the technical requirements of the TMCH provider)
- Transfer of existing TMCH entries
TMCH Agent offers you numerous extra services to help you save time and money! Take a look and see for yourself!
Easier processes for all new gTLD Sunrise phases
In all Sunrise phases, trademark holders can protect their trademarks under the new gTLDs and get preference to register their trademark domains - as long as they meet the requirements of the respective registries. In order to do this, trademark rights must be validated by submitting all relevant trademark data to the TMCH. After the data is checked and verified by Deloitte (Validation Agent commissioned by ICANN), the TMCH Agent creates a so-called SMD file. This file contains all data concerning the trademark and serves as evidence of the required trademark rights. All registries have access to these files and can therefore process the Sunrise applications more efficiently.
Once the trademark data has been stored and validated in the TMCH, the trademark holders can participate in all Sunrise phases of new gTLDs without needing to provide further evidence of trademark rights to apply for domains with their trademarks. This greatly reduces the related administrative effort.
Important note: This does not guarantee the actual allocation of trademark domains. In addition, please note that the respective registry policies apply for domain registrations in all cases.
Keep up-to-date with the Trademark Claims Service
The Trademark Claims Service provides information about potential trademark infringements when domains are registered that correspond with a trademark in the TMCH within the first 90 days of a General Availability. Trademark holders are therefore able to act quickly and can take appropriate action to protect their brands.
The Abused DNL Service (also +50) is an additional Trademark Claims service that helps trademark holders protect labels that have previously been abused and for which they have already prevailed in court or Uniform Domain Name Dispute. Subject to a fee, up to 50 officially confirmed labels at the Trademark Clearinghouse and make use of the Trademark Claims Service for these.
Successful domain allocation not guaranteed
The trademark data is checked and validated by TMCH through Deloitte. However, this does not entail the legal right to successful domain allocation.
No protection against brandjacking
Submitting trademark data in the TMCH does not prevent third parties from unlawfully registering new gTLD domains with your trademark. Trademark holders only receive information about such registrations. In order to prevent this, the trademark holder can undertake the appropriate action and register the corresponding trademark domains.
Trademark domains are not blocked
TMCH serves as a database of validated trademark data. The service does not block trademark domains under the new gTLDs. If trademark holders would like to block their trademark domains under selected new gTLDs, "defensive" registrations should be made.