The Trademark Clearinghouse Guidelines, which can also be found in our Download section, serve as a guideline for Trademark Holders and Trademark Agents to inform them about the eligibility requirements for inclusion of trademarks in the Clearinghouse and participation in Sunrise and Claims services. These Clearinghouse Guidelines, drafted based on ICANN’s requirements as specified in the gTLD Applicant Guidebook, provide an overview of the eligibility requirements and what type of marks may be accepted for inclusion in the Clearinghouse.
The document has three major topics:
- The type of trademarks that are eligible
- How domain name labels are generated on the basis of a trademark
- Verification guidelines: how it is determined that a Trademark Record contains accurate data and meets the requirements of these Clearinghouse Guidelines.