Lexicon beginning with T
- Top-level Domain (TLD)
A Top-Level Domain (TLD) is one of the domains at the highest level in the hierarchical Domain Name System of the Internet. The top-level domain names are installed in the root zone of the name space. For example, in the domain name www.example.com, the top-level domain is .com.
- Trademark Agent
A Trademark Agent is an individual or an entity that interfaces with the Trademark holders in order to manage Trademark Clearinghouse records on behalf of the Trademark holders. As a Trademark Agent, you will receive the notifications for your Trademark Holders about the sunrise services or trademark claims services.
- Trademark Claims Period
The Trademark Claims Period is a 90 days period following the opening date of a top-level domain for general domain name registration during which each TLD must provide trademark claims services.
- Trademark Claims Service
The Trademark Claims Service generates real-time notifications to someone applying to register a domain name matching a trademark record in the Trademark Clearinghouse. It also notifies Trademark Holders when domain names are registered that match trademark records in the Trademark Clearinghouse. This notification service is mandated by ICANN and is mandatory in all new gTLDs.
- Trademark Clearinghouse
The Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) consists of two primary functions: (i) the authentication of contact information and verification of trademark records and (ii) the storage of such trademark records in a database in order to provide information to the new gTLD registries and (iii) support the providing of Notification of Registered Name (NORN).
Deloitte has been appointed by ICANN to provide the Trademark Clearinghouse verification services, a part of the Trademark Clearinghouse: the central repository for verified trademark records for the purpose of protecting brands in ICANN’s new gTLD program.
- Trademark Clearinghouse Guidelines
The Trademark Clearinghouse Guidelines, approved by ICANN, provide an overview of the eligibility requirements and the verification guidelines of trademark records in the TMCH. The Trademark Clearinghouse Guidelines can be accessed by clicking here.
- Trademark Clearinghouse Web User Interface
The Trademark Clearinghouse Web User Interface is an online web-application where Trademark Agents and Trademark Holders can regisrer and manage their trademark records, accounts and related services.
- Trademark Holder
A Trademark Holder is an individual or an entity and its designees (such as licensees or assignees) that have, or desire to have, their eligible trademark rights included in the Trademark Clearinghouse.
- Trademark Record
A Trademark Record is a registered trademark, a court validated trademark, a trademark protected under statute or treaty, or any other trademarks in accordance to the Clearinghouse Guidelines which is technically submitted to the Trademark Clearinghouse.