Should you wish the Registrar to place or renew a trademark record in the Trademark Clearinghouse, the Trademark Clearinghouse imposes certain conditions. As set out in our Terms and Conditions, by placing an order with us in respect of Trademark Clearinghouse services you agree to be bound by these conditions as follows: (see clause 12 for definitions)
Activated or Activation: A Trademark Record is activated when the TMCH has determined that a Trademark Record meets the eligibility requirements as stated in the Trademark Clearinghouse Guidelines.
Dispute Resolution Procedures: the dispute resolution procedures provided at www.trademark-clearinghouse.com.
Mandatory License: the non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free worldwide license granted by the Trademark Holder to Deloitte, ICANN, the Database Provider and any of such parties’ successors or assigns, to use any data submitted by or on behalf of the Trademark Holder, including but not limited to Trademark Records for the purposes of the Trademark Clearinghouse.
Notification of Registered Name (NORN): Notification sent by the TMCH during a Sunrise Period or Trademark Claims Period that a domain name has been registered that matches a label for a Trademark Record.
Order Form: the Registrar TMCH order form, completed to the satisfaction of the Registrar and in the manner prescribed by the Registrar (eg word document, excel spreadsheet etc).
Personal Data: Data provided about any identified or identifiable natural person, or as otherwise specified by applicable law.
SLD: means second-level domain, representing the label to the left of the dot preceding the TLD (eg in the domain name “second.top”, “second” is the SLD).
SMD: Signed Mark Data (see SMD File below).
SMD File: The file that is given once the Trademark Record is Activated. The SMD File permits registration of labels related to the Trademark Record within a top-level domain during a Sunrise Period as long as the registry’s policies are complied with.
Sunrise Period: Period of time during which a registry accepts domain name registrations prior to domain registrations becoming generally available.
TMCH: Trademark Clearinghouse.
Trademark Agent: A person or organization that acts on behalf of a Trademark Holder under the terms of the Trademark Clearinghouse Validation Terms and Conditions for Trademark Agents. the Registrar is a Trademark Agent.
Trademark Claims Period: Period of time following the opening of a top-level domain for general domain name registration during which Trademark Holders are allowed to receive NORNs.
Trademark Clearinghouse Guidelines: The guidelines available at www.trademark-clearinghouse.com.
Trademark Clearinghouse Services: means services provided by the Registrar as follows:
Trademark Holder: Owner, licensee or assignee of a trademark or other mark.
Trademark Record: A complete and correct set of information concerning a trademark or other mark submitted to the TMCH.