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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: 04.05.2021 Download category: Technical document

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: 04.05.2021 Download category: General and pricing

These guides 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: 04.05.2021 Download category: Technical document

This document provides you with the instructions on how to manage your TREx service. 

Latest update: 04.05.2021 Download category: General and pricing

All trademark records in the Trademark Clearinghouse are protected for a certain duration. Trademark record renewal will give the Trademark Agent or Trademark Holder the option to prolong the protection duration for 1, 3 or 5 years.

Latest update: 04.05.2021 Download category: General and pricing

This document will provide TMCH Trademark Agents and Holders with a guide on how to add variations (extra labels) next to their standard labels via the web interface of the TMCH. Please note that these extra labels can only be used when the Ongoing Notifications service is activated. As a consequence, when this service is activated and when users have added variations, users will be notified when this variation is used for the registration of a domain name in a new gTLD.

Latest update: 04.05.2021 Download category: General and pricing

This guide will provide you with the instructions on how to opt-in to the TREx service via your TMCH agent account.

Latest update: 04.05.2021 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: 22.04.2021 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: 19.04.2021 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: 09.04.2021 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: 08.04.2021 Download category: General and pricing

This manual details the necessary steps to add and update your Proof of Use. 

Latest update: 17.05.2019 Download category: Technical document

Trademark holders that want to opt in for the Sunrise service are required to provide a Proof of Use (POU) of their submitted trademarks. As per the ICANN requirements, an update on the POU documentation is required once every five years. For this reason, the TMCH requires the holder (or the agent acting on its behalf) to reconfirm the validity of the submitted POU documentation.

This POU revalidation process is facilitated via the TMCH web interface and is detailled in this manual. 

Note that the POU revalidation is a mandatory process for each sunrise eligible trademark record in the Trademark Clearinghouse.

Latest update: 01.03.2019 Download category: General and pricing

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.

 

Update: the documentation folder has been updated with the extensions for BrandPulse and TREx.
Update: API certificate has been upgraded to a trusted CA certificate

Latest update: 07.11.2018 Download category: Technical document

This manual provides instructions on the available functionalities for the Registry Operator (RO) and the Registry Service Provider (RSP) for the new TREx service in the registration track. 

Latest update: 13.09.2018 Download category: Technical document

This manual provides instructions on the available functionalities for the Registry Operator (RO) and the Registry Service Provider (RSP) for the new TREx service in the list track.

Latest update: 13.09.2018 Download category: Technical document

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: 06.09.2018 Download category: Technical document

The declaration of Proof of Use is a template declaration that must be uploaded, along with a single sample of Proof of Use, via the TMCH web user interface by a Trademark Agent on behalf of the Trademark Holder(s).

This document is is required to qualify for participation in the Sunrise Domain Name Registration processes or if you want to benefit from the TREx service.

Latest update: 29.05.2018 Download category: Declaration documents

The declaration of Proof of Use is a template declaration that must be uploaded, along with a single sample of Proof of Use, via the TMCH web user interface by the Trademark Holder.

This document is is required to qualify for participation in the Sunrise Domain Name Registration processes or if you want to benefit from the TREx service.

Latest update: 29.05.2018 Download category: Declaration documents

This manual walks you through the procedure to reset your password on the the TMCH Support Portal.

Latest update: 18.10.2017 Download category: Technical document

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