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Block Adult Entertainment Industry from using your Trademark

Soon, a new domain will launch to serve the adult entertainment industry which will allow anyone to register any name in the ".xxx" domain. Trademark owners should consider an inexpensive action to prevent issuance of an adult domain with their trademark.

For a limited period of time, a request can be filed to block names from use in the ".xxx" internet domain. Anyone with one or more registered trademarks can have them reviewed for eligibility, and if eligible, a request to block can be made. When the request period ends, trademark owners will find it difficult to prevent someone from securing a ".xxx" internet domain using their mark.

There are several requirements that must be met and the request is not a guarantee that the block will be secured, but the request does afford some additional benefits. For example, if others also specifically request a trademark owner's domain during this period, then the requestor will be notified so that they may pursue other action.

The time period to file these requests allows for a small window, closing in October of this year.

To learn more about how to file a request to block, please contact us.

ARNOLD&KNOBLOCH, L.L.P. — Houston, Texas — is a full-service intellectual property law firm that provides comprehensive legal strategies to clients regarding patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition and other intellectual property matters. Arnold, Knobloch & Saunders services clients from Fortune 100 to small mid-market companies as well as in-house counsel, other lawyers and law firms, inventors, artists and writers. Arnold, Knobloch & Saunders offers both domestic and international clients strategies through intellectual property to create and protect value, to mitigate risk, and to maintain business advantage.

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