If a Parent Company registers trademarks in the TMCH under a subsidiary, will the Parent Company be authorized to use the SMD file to register domain names? Or does the submitting party (either the agent or subsidiary) have to register the domain names?

This will depend on what was agreed between the concerned parties. For the Clearinghouse, by agreeing to the terms and conditions, the trademark agent will be deemed to have obtained the right to download and use the SMD files of the trademark holder. It is then up to the trademark agent and trademark holder to decide who should register the domain name.

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