Currently there is a problem where the worldwide Trademark
Clearing House cannot extend its service to Chinese users. On 16th
June, for the sake of solving the above problem, the China
Organizational Name Administration Center released a system, which
provides preventive protection to Chinese domain names and
trademarks. This localizes the services of trademark clearing
house, as well as enhances the legal protection offered to Chinese
trademark owners on the worldwide platform of the Internet.
To settle the increasingly severe trademark squatting and
infringement, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
Numbers ("ICANN") developed the Trademark Clearing House.
Such system protects domain names for Western countries which use
English as their first language. However, it fails to provide
inquiry services in both traditional and simplified Chinese
language at the same time during the verification process and
therefore, fails to protect the rights and interests of domain
names using Chinese language on the Internet. In response to the
Chinese Government's requests, in April, the ICANN agreed to
authorize the China Organizational Name Administration Center to
build the world's second Trademark Clearing House during its
46th ICANN meeting in Beijing.
As the world's only organization that provides protection to
the rights and interests of trademarks using simplified and
traditional Chinese on the Internet, the center aims at providing
priority domain registration, trademark declaration and services
similar to trademark reminders. It has become the only organization
that provides Chinese trademark verification and services. The
Chinese Trademark Clearing House was officially launched on 10th
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