Wake-up Call on new gTLDs - INTA Roundtable on 21 June 2012 in Munich, Germany

The International Trademark Association (INTA) together with united domains (Germany) will host a Roundtable on the new gTLDs: Date / Time: Thursday, 21 June 2012 - 2.00 - 4.00 pm Place: Hotel Sofitel, Munich (Germany) Topic: New Domains - Legal Rights Objections for Trademark Owners Speaker: Erik Wilbers, WIPO Registration: (free of charge) It is time for a wake-up call. One of the biggest challenges for trademark owners in the year 2012 will likely be the new Top Level Domains (so-called "new gTLDs"). Meanwhile, more than 1,200 new gTLD applicants have registered with ICANN and more than 2,000 new gTLD applications have been submitted. On 13 June 2012, ICANN plans to reveal the new gTLDs that have been applied for. After that, trademark owners will have approx. 7 months in order to object to the revealed gTLDs.  The legal rights objection procedure aims at protecting a trademarks and trademark owners. WIPO has been selected by ICANN to administer this dispute resolution procedure for all new gTLDs. Erik Wilbers, the Director of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, will present and explain in detail this rights protection mechanism in English at the INTA Roundtable held on 21 June 2012 - just one week after ICANN plans to reveal all of the applications to the public on 13 June 2012. Overview in short: Launch Schedule for new gTLDs (status: June 2012) Published with kind permission by united domains (USA and Germany) FAQ's can be found in English at the united domains website and und er the following link: http://www.uniteddomains.com/faq/newgtlds/