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IP: 3 Tips for Navigating ICANN’s New gTLD Roadmap

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers recently published a roadmap for its controversial generic top-level (gTLD) domain program. This article outlines the roadmap’s important points of interest between now and the expected completion of the initial gTLD application review process in June/July 2013 and their implications for companies and brand owners.

This article was first published in the September 18, 2012 edition of InsideCounsel.

Daniel D. Frohling is a partner in the Chicago office of Loeb & Loeb LLP, where he leads the firm’s gTLD Development and Response Team. Through and beyond the Team, he assists clients with developing, leveraging and protecting their marketing and IP assets through strategic planning and counseling, deal negotiation, and risk and dispute management.

Melanie J. Howard, senior counsel in the firm’s Los Angeles office, focuses her practice on intellectual property law, including litigation, counseling and transactional matters in the areas of advertising, technology, new media and entertainment. She is a member of Loeb’s gTLD Development and Response Team.