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State Department complains to ICANN

The US Department of Commerce assistant secretary Larry Strickling is urging ICANN to put in place stronger copyright right laws on the new gTLDs. Stated in a letter, Strickling was concerned because ICANN was taking too much time to implement Uniform Rapid Suspension and Trademark Clearinghouse systems. However, even after all Strickling’s complaints to ICANN he stated that he acknowledges that having too many trademark laws could be bad, “Whatever process ICANN follows, trademark holders should provide clear, fact-based descriptions of the challenges they encounter in the global DNS and registries and registrars should clarify issues relating to the technical feasibility and costs of implementing any additional protections.” To read further on this topic click here.