New gTLD Sunrise Periods for Fashion and Retail
Kelley Drye Client Advisory
February 11, 2015

The following open gTLD Sunrise Periods may be of interest to companies in the fashion and retail industries who wish to register their trademark as a domain name. Each new gTLD operator must provide a window during which only owners of brands registered with the Trademark Clearinghouse may purchase domain names reflecting their registered marks before offering second level domains to the general public. ICANN is announcing the new sunrise periods in rounds as new gTLDs are delegated. As explained in our previous advisory, you must register your company’s marks in order to participate in the sunrise periods for new gTLDs.

gTLD Sunrise Open Sunrise Close
design 24-Feb-15 28-Apr-15
fashion 4-Feb-15 6-Apr-15
fit 18-Feb-15 20-Apr-15
style 10-Mar-15 9-May-15
wedding 28-Jan-15 30-Mar-15

Click here for a link to view all sunrise claim periods for recently delegated gTLDs.

For more information about the new gTLD program, please contact:

Andrea L. Calvaruso
(212) 808-7853
acalvaruso@kelleydrye.com

Kelley Drye’s national Fashion and Retail practice combines attorneys from New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and around the country to represent clients in the full scope of advisory, regulatory, transactional and litigation matters that concern companies in this sector. The firm has decades of experience representing some of the world’s most recognized names in fashion, retail, and luxury goods.