New gTLD Sunrise Periods for Fashion and Retail

Kelley Drye Client Advisory

The following open gTLD Sunrise Periods may be of interest to companies in the fashion and retail industries that 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 the new gTLDS.

gTLDSunrise OpenSunrise Close
MAKEUPSeptember 8, 2016October 18, 2016
shoppingJuly 19, 2016September 17, 2016
SHOPJune 30, 2016August 29, 2016

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

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.