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Generic Top Level Domains - Current Sunrise Periods Open--December 2014 Update

As first reported in our December 2013 newsletter, the first new generic top-level domains (gTLDs, the group of letters after the "dot" in a domain name) have launched their "Sunrise" registration periods.  

As of the date of this newsletter, Sunrise periods are open for the following new gTLDs:

.xn--ngbc5azd (شبكة – Arabic for "web/network")

.LTDA

.xn--3bst00m (集团 – Chinese for "group")

.business

.network

.pizza

.immo

.auction

.software

.xn--6qq986b3xl (我爱你 - Chinese for "I Love You")

.dentist

.rehab

.whoswho

.ryukyu

.world

.degree

.gives

.work

.casa

.yoga

.how

.forsale

.space

.band

.rip

ICANN maintains an up-to-date list of all open Sunrise periods here.  This list also provides the closing date  of the Sunrise period.  We will endeavor to provide information regarding new gTLD launches via this monthly newsletter, but please refer to the list on ICANN's website for the most up-to-date information – as the list of approved/launched domains can change daily.

Because new gTLD options will be coming on the market over the next year, brand owners should review the  list of new gTLDs (a full list can be found here) to identify those that are of interest.  

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Ms. Durkin leads the Mechanical Patent and Trademark Group.  With over twenty years of experience obtaining and enforcing intellectual property rights, she melds her expertise with utility and design patents, trademarks, and copyrights to create a unique IP protection strategy to meet her clients' individual needs.  Ms. Durkin’s experience includes helping clear new products and trademarks for use in the marketplace, selecting appropriate IP protection, and enforcing such protection through mediation, litigation and licensing.  She is sought out for her knowledge of...

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Ms. Estoesta is an associate in the Mechanical and Design practice group at Sterne Kessler.  Ms. Estoesta’s practice focuses on trademarks, design patents, and copyrights.  Her legal experience, which began at the firm, and academic background provide her a multidimensional perspective in securing comprehensive IP rights for an array of clients in various industries, including pharmaceuticals, dietary food and beverages, footwear, electronic devices, and household cleaning products.

Ms. Estoesta joined the firm in 2006 as a legal assistant in the Biotechnology/Chemical practice group.  Her combined interest in science and art drew her to the firm’s Mechanical and Design practice, and she formally transitioned to the firm’s Mechanical and Design practice group as a legal assistant in 2007.  At that time, Ms. Estoesta’s practice focused exclusively on trademarks, and she assisted with the prosecution and maintenance of U.S. and foreign trademark rights.  Subsequently, Ms. Estoesta transitioned to a Student Associate in 2008, during which she gained significant experience in clearing, prosecuting and enforcing trademark rights in the U.S. and abroad.  To date, Ms. Estoesta has more than 5 years of experience in drafting opinions on trademark registerability and infringement, cease and desist letters, trademark applications and other communications filed with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and various foreign offices.  She also has experience in Oppositions and Cancellations before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. 

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