December 30: Updated Status of Sunrise Periods

December 30, 2015
Legal Update

As we previously reported to you (click here to view April 29, 2013 TLD article), the internet is expanding to include hundreds of new top-level-domains (TLDs) (examples of TLDs as we know them today include .com, .net. and .org – i.e., the term that is to the right of the "dot"). While the only certainty at that time was that the launch was inevitable, like it or not, it's finally here (click here to view January 9, 2014 Sunrise article).

We are now more than halfway through the launch, and have seen some interesting trends. (Click here in case you missed our most recent status update.)

Frost Brown Todd will be sending out updates on the status of the sunrise periods periodically. The below reflects the status as of December 30, 2015:

SUNRISE PERIOD

Sunrise periods for the following TLDs have opened and are scheduled to close on January 6, 2016, after which the trademark claims notification period will begin:

.feedback

.office

Sunrise periods for the following TLDs have opened and are scheduled to close on January 9, 2016, after which the trademark claims notification period will begin:

.family

Sunrise periods for the following TLDs have opened and are scheduled to close on January 12, 2016, after which the trademark claims notification period will begin:

.auto

.cars

.car

Sunrise periods for the following TLDs have opened and are scheduled to close on January 14, 2016, after which the trademark claims notification period will begin:

.lasalle

Sunrise periods for the following TLDs have opened and are scheduled to close on January 15, 2016, after which the trademark claims notification period will begin:

.cloud

Sunrise periods for the following TLDs have opened and are scheduled to close on January 16, 2016, after which the trademark claims notification period will begin:

.vin

.wine

Sunrise periods for the following TLDs have opened and are scheduled to close on January 19, 2016, after which the trademark claims notification period will begin:

.security

.protection

Sunrise periods for the following TLDs have opened and are scheduled to close on January 31, 2016, after which the trademark claims notification period will begin:

.yachts

Sunrise periods for the following TLDs have opened and are scheduled to close on February 1, 2016, after which the trademark claims notification period will begin:

.boats

Sunrise periods for the following TLDs have opened and are scheduled to close on March 1, 2016, after which the trademark claims notification period will begin:

.hoteles

The following TLDs are awaiting launch of their respective sunrise periods:

.bet

.bible

.barcelona

.mom

.pet

.ist

.istanbul

.homes

.motorcycles

Please note: We rely on the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Trademark Clearinghouse for our information. Sometimes these two resources provide conflicting information as to Sunrise periods and Trademark Claims Notifications periods. While we do our best to reconcile any differing information when this situation arises, we are unable to guarantee the accuracy of these resources. If there is a particular TLD of interest to you, please let us know so we can vet the specific information with that particular TLD registry directly.

For more information please contact Samantha M. Quimby, Kathryn A. Comella or any Attorney in Frost Brown Todd's Intellectual Property Law and Litigation practice group.

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