HARM makes rewrite
Melbourne IT has rewritten their High at risk marks proposal (HARM) which is meant to protect famous brands in the new gTLD program. The rewrite favored the options of copyright lawyers. The proposal will help famous brands that have been victims of extensive phishing scams. Company’s that demonstrate this need will be given consideration. The proposal says “Melbourne IT believes it will be difficult to get consensus in the ICANN community that this mechanism should apply to all trademark owners, most of whom do not suffer any trademark abuse. Many trademarks also relate to generic dictionary words that would be inappropriate to block across all gTLDs.”To read further click here.