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[bc-gnso] TMCH Independent Review Questionnaire Now Available

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  • Subject: [bc-gnso] TMCH Independent Review Questionnaire Now Available
  • From: Chantelle Doerksen <chantelle.doerksen@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2016 03:32:56 +0000

Dear all,

Kindly see the note regarding the TMCH Independent Review Team below, and the 
request to complete the corresponding questionnaire at 
http://www.analysisgroup.com/icann-trademark-clearinghouse/ .

Many thanks.
Kind regards,


Dear SO/AC leaders,


To follow up on our previous message sent prior to ICANN 55, we wanted to thank 
all those who reached out and met with the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) 
Independent Review Team to provide input on this study.


We are continuing with outreach and stakeholder discussions, and as part of 
this work, Analysis Group has developed a questionnaire to assess the opinions 
of various groups that interact with either all or some of the TMCH services. 
Given that feedback from interested stakeholders is extremely valuable to this 
review, we would greatly appreciate your assistance in helping us promote the 
TMCH questionnaire. Therefore, it would be fantastic if you could share the 
following link (http://www.analysisgroup.com/icann-trademark-clearinghouse/) 
via one or more of your communication channels (website, blog, e-mail, bulletin 
board, newsletter etc.) and encourage your members to complete the 


As noted previously, ICANN is conducting an independent review of the TMCH, 
which was recommended by the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) in 2011 (see 
 The purpose of this study is to assess the effectiveness of the TMCH in 
combination with the areas that the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) 
specified for review, which include: (1) handling of non-exact matches to 
trademarks, (2) extension of the Trademark Claims notifications, and (3) 
impacts of the Claims services on the commercial watch services market.


This is intended as an informational study to support discussions on related 
Right Protection Mechanisms (RPMs) activities, such as the work of the 
Competition, Consumer Trust, and Consumer Choice Review Team (CCT-RT) and the 
Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) review of all RPMs in all gTLDs 
Policy Development Process (PDP).


Thank you again for taking the time to consider our request, and please let us 
know if you have any questions that we can help address.


Best regards, 

Antonietta Mangiacotti

Research Assistant

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers


Office: 310.578.8903

Mobile: 310.795.8543

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