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This document will provide TMCH users with a guide on how to manage their TMCH services such as Sunrise Services, Claims Services and Ongoing Notifications.

Latest update: 03.07.2014 Download category: General and pricing

This document will provide TMCH users with an overview of the steps you can to take to consult and edit your Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) account.

Latest update: 03.07.2014 Download category: Technical document

The TMCH project provides an automated interface to allow users to interact in an automated fashion with the data stored in the Clearinghouse database (TMCH database). XML has been widely used by registries and registrars to provide an automated interfaces (the API) for their data exchange. This API provides similar functionality and will be provided using TLS to be as close to the current EPP standard as possible. The API may only be used by Trademark Agents that have contracted with the Clearinghouse.

This zip archive contains samples of commands and responses based on the XSD that should help building implementations to use the API provided to get direct access to the various objects in the TMCH database in an automated fashion.

In the Documentation folder you can find text (.txt) document containing a list of all Poll messages and Error codes and their ID numbers, a list of all Jurisdictions, a list of all & and @ transliterations and the API manual with command and response samples.

The complete XSD scheme and Mark schemes can be found in the XSD folder. It the XSD scheme extends the Signed Mark Data (SMD) XSD description draft-lozano-smd-01.txt that was provided by ICANN, which is also contained in the folder. The structure of the mark block is intentionally included and not modified to prevent misunderstanding, make the mapping easy and prevent misinterpretation of the various fields.

Latest update: 02.07.2014 Download category: Technical document

The TMCH project provides an automated interface to allow users to interact in an automated fashion with the data stored in the Clearinghouse database (TMCH database). XML has been widely used by registries and registrars to provide an automated interfaces (the API) for their
data exchange. This API provides similar functionality and will be provided using TLS to be as close to the current EPP standard as possible. The API may only be used by Trademark Agents that have contracted with the Clearinghouse.

 

This document contains some sample of commands and responses based on the XSD that should help building implementations to use the API provided to get direct access to the various objects in the TMCH database in an automated fashion.

 

The complete XSD scheme can be found under the section XSD schemes. It extends the Signed Mark Data (SMD) XSD description draft-lozano-smd-01.txt that was provided by ICANN. The structure of the mark block is intentionally included and not modified to prevent misunderstanding, make the mapping easy and prevent misinterpretation of the various fields.

 

Latest update: 16.05.2014 Download category: Technical document

All Mark Records in the Trademark Clearinghouse are protected for a certain duration. Mark record renewal will give the Trademark Agent or Trademark Holder the option to prolong the protection duration for 1 or 3 years.

Latest update: 06.03.2014 Download category: General and pricing

This document provides an overview of all country codes, jurisdictions and transliterations.

Latest update: 27.02.2014 Download category: General and pricing

These Payment Terms and Conditions supplement the Clearinghouse Validation Terms and Conditions.

Latest update: 18.02.2014 Download category: General and pricing

This guide will provide the guidelines on how to change the contract data of your account.


You can only change your contract data if all the mark records linked to your account have status “Incorrect” or if you have no mark records linked to your account. If you do have verified mark records linked to your account and you still wish to change your contract data all mark records will be assigned status incorrect and will be validated again. The mark records that were previously assigned status verified will most likely be invalid after this validation.


We strongly suggest that you create a new account if you already have verified mark records linked to your old account.

Latest update: 14.01.2014 Download category: Technical document

This guide will provide the guidelines on how to add domain labels to verified Mark Records.
Not to be confused with abused domain name labels, for more information in how to add Abused Domain Name labels please refer to: How to Manage UDRP/Court cases and Labels

Latest update: 14.01.2014 Download category: General and pricing

This User Manual contains all essential information for the user to make full use of the API Operational Test and Evaluation Platform (API OT&E platform). This manual includes a description of the platform, its functions, capabilities and step-by-step procedures for conducting a test for the API.

Latest update: 06.12.2013 Download category: Technical document

The Clearinghouse guidelines provide an overview of the eligibility requirements and what type of marks may be accepted for inclusion in the Clearinghouse.
Updated to 1.2. See last page for list of changes.

Latest update: 26.11.2013 Download category: Technical document

This manual explains how to add a Proof of Use document after the mark has been verified and correct it, should this be necessary.

Latest update: 14.11.2013 Download category: Technical document

Out of the Clearinghouse implementation discussions, a Strawman solution was proposed to
balance and address the concerns of affected stakeholders. This covered the inclusion of domain
names previously determined to have been abusively registered (hereinafter “Abused DNL”)
in the Clearinghouse in order to receive Trademark Claims services.

ICANN has requested the Clearinghouse to implement the point of the Strawman model. The following guide explains how to add the abused domain name labels and their corresponding UDRP or Court Cases.

Latest update: 11.10.2013 Download category: Technical document

This Pricing document sets forth the fee structure for Trademark Holders and Trademark Agents.

It details the Basic and Advanced fee structure for registering in the Clearinghous as well as the Status Point system and how to register for a Prepayment Account as Trademark Holder or Trademark Agent.

It also details on the Basic and Advanced fee structure to add UDRP cases or Court cases to a verified Trademark Record.

Latest update: 10.10.2013 Download category: General and pricing

List of the jurisdictions in which an online database for registered trademarks is available. Please note that this list is subject to change.

Latest update: 07.06.2013 Download category: Technical document

This presentation was given during the educational webinar before launching the Clearinghouse on March 26.

Latest update: 29.03.2013 Download category: General and pricing

This document contains the Clearinghouse Validation Terms and Conditions for Trademark Agents

Latest update: 16.03.2013 Download category: Legal document

This document contains the Clearinghouse Validation Terms and Conditions for Trademark Holders. When you decide to register with the Clearinghouse as a Trademark Holder you will need to agree to these Terms and Conditions. This document will be provided to you through the Clearinghouse User Interface.

Latest update: 08.03.2013 Download category: Legal document

The signed declaration for proof of use is a template declaration which needs to be uploaded, along with a single sample of proof of use, in the Clearinghouse User Interface by the Trademark Agent who is submitting information in relation to a registered trademark on behalf of a trademark holder in order to benefit from the sunrise services. The signed declaration of proof of use should be downloaded, completed and signed. The name of the submitting party is the name of the Trademark Holder.

Latest update: 06.03.2013 Download category: Declaration documents

The transfer declaration for registered trademarks is a template declaration which needs to be uploaded in the Clearinghouse User Interface when the Trademark Holder of a registered trademark has indicated that he/she is the assignee of a trademark and the assignment of the trademark has not been recorded with the relevant trademark office. This transfer declaration for registered trademarks needs to be downloaded, completed and signed by both assignor (former owner of the mark and assignee (current owner of the mark). The assignee is the party that is mentioned on the trademark record submitted to the Clearinghouse.

Latest update: 04.03.2013 Download category: Declaration documents

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