First new gTLDs delegated; non-Latin gTLDs; a new product to defend your marks; and changes to ICANN Registry Agreements

By Ann K Ford, Gina Durham and Ryan Compton

Brand owners should prepare for the impending release of numerous new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) — the first few of which will be open for registration soon, and even sooner during the sunrise periods for brand owners who have registered their trademarks in the Trademark Clearinghouse.

A product to block registered trademarks from being registered as domain names in 200+ new gTLDs has been unveiled. Brand owners must consider whether this new product should be part of their overall domain-name enforcement strategy. Brand owners that are negotiating gTLD registry agreements with ICANN should be aware that recent changes (as of 23 October) have been made to the draft form agreement.

After years of discussion, delay and paperwork, ICANN has finally announced the delegation of the initial four new generic gTLDs. Second-level domain names will be available for registration under these four new gTLDs at the conclusion of the sunrise period available to those who have registered their trademark rights with the Trademark Clearinghouse…

If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the DLA Piper briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.

Sign in or Register to continue reading this article

Sign in


It's quick, easy and free!

It takes just 5 minutes to register. Answer a few simple questions and once completed you’ll have instant access.

Register now

Why register to The Lawyer


Industry insight

In-depth, expert analysis into the stories behind the headlines from our leading team of journalists.


Market intelligence

Identify the major players and business opportunities within a particular region through our series of free, special reports.


Email newsletters

Receive your pick of The Lawyer's daily and weekly email newsletters, tailored by practice area, region and job function.

More relevant to you

To continue providing the best analysis, insight and news across the legal market we are collecting some information about who you are, what you do and where you work to improve The Lawyer and make it more relevant to you.

Briefings from DLA Piper

View more briefings from DLA Piper

Analysis from The Lawyer

View more analysis from The Lawyer


3 Noble Street

Turnover (£m): 1,566.29
No. of lawyers: 3,961 (UK 200)
Jurisdiction: global
No. of offices: more than 75
No. of qualified lawyers: 542 (International 50)
No. of partners: 142.6