Affordability & Trademark Protection
Dear Sirs: The cost of acquisition of a gTLD is too high for most companies. How are smaller companies supposed to afford the cost of purchasing their own names, much less that of $1,000 - $5,000 per objection to someone else's trademark infringement on that name? At the very least, ICANN should allow for a period of time for existing companies with established, registered trademarks to register those trademarks with ICANN (or ICANN should be required to do a trademark search) to avoid this problem. Best regards, <http://www.piper.com/> <http://www.piper.com/> Lisa Salazar Paralegal lisa.salazar@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:lisa.salazar@xxxxxxxxx> | www. piper.com <http://www.piper.com/> P: 1.772.299.2623 | F: 1.772.978.6562 Piper Aircraft, Inc. 2926 Piper Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32960 ____________________________________________________ This e-mail and any attached files may contain information that is confidential, privileged and/or proprietary, and is intended solely for the person(s) named above. If you are not the intended recipient, you should not read, distribute, copy, print or alter this e-mail. If you received this message in error, please notify the sender, then delete the original message. Thank you.