Gear Up for Internet Launch

CanadaFashionLaw has been monitoring the progress of ICANN’s launch on new TLDs.  Some of the new TLDs have entered into the sunrise period, which essentially gives brand owners priority access to register new TLDs.  Other TLDs’ sunrise periods have closed.

Here’s a list of TLDs that could be of interest to the fashion community that will soon be launched, along with the closing date of their respective sunrise periods:

– .gift (March 28, 2014)

– .international (March 29, 2014)

– .holiday (April 4, 2014)

– .luxury (April 6, 2014)

– .marketing; – .rich; (April 7, 2014)

– .boutique; – .bargains (April 19, 2014)

– .watch; – .cool (April 26, 2014)

Below is a list of new TLDs whose sunrise periods have closed:

– .clothing; – .technology; – .diamonds; – .sexy; – .shoes;

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Managing IP in China

We wear many (fabulous) hats at CanadaFashionLaw.  As Chair of the Toronto Intellectual Property Group, CanadaFashionLaw is looking forward to the upcoming TIPG event that is being hosted on October 22.  We’re bringing in a Canadian-trained, China-based IP professional that will provide practical tips on how to manage your company’s IP in China.  Not sure if this is relevant to you?  Well, if you currently or intend to manufacture in China or sell your product in China, it’s relevant.

You can expect to hear a summary of the talk here…stay tuned!

New Possible Domain Names

CanadaFashionLaw took a sneak peek at the newly applied for TLDs to see how the landscape of the internet could be changing.  With close to 2000 applications, CanadaFashionLaw thought it would be useful to see how the online fashion and retail landscape could change.  We take a look at the generic TLDs and then also note the brand-specific TLDs.  It’s interesting to note that the only geographic TLD application specific to Canada is .QUEBEC.

Generic Top Level Domains

.BEAUTY (3 applications – ownership likely to be disputed)

.CLOTHING

.FASHION (4 applications – ownership likely to be disputed)

.FITNESS

.GIFT (2 applications – ownership likely to be disputed)

.GIFTS (2 applications – ownership likely to be disputed)

.HAIR (2 applications – ownership likely to be disputed)

.JEWELRY (2 applications – ownership likely to be disputed)

.LIFESTYLE

.LUXURY (2 applications – ownership likely to be disputed)

.SHOP (9 applications – ownership likely to be disputed)

.SHOPPING (2 applications – ownership likely to be disputed)

.SKIN

.STORE (7 applications – ownership likely to be disputed)

.STYLE (5 applications – ownership likely to be disputed)

.WATCH

.WATCHES

.YOGA (3 applications – ownership likely to be disputed)

 

Brand-Specific Top Level Domains

.AMERICANEXPRESS

.AMEX

.BANANAREPUBLIC

.CALVINKLEIN

.CHANEL

.CLINIQUE

.COACH

.GUCCI

.HERMES

.KIEHLS

.LANCOME

.LOREAL

.MACYS

.MANGO

.MARSHALLS

.MEYBELLINE

.NIKE

.OLDNAVY

.POLO

.REDKEN

.SWATCH

.TIFFANY

.VISA

.WALMART

.ZARA