In a post at his blog Isenberg On Domains, Doug Isenberg writes:
Soon after revealing the list of 1,930 potential new global top-level domain names (gTLDs), ICANN tried to reassure trademark owners that they will be protected as the gTLD applications are evaluated (starting in July) and after the approved gTLDs become active (next year).
While trademark owners may disagree with how effectively their brands will be protected, ICANN emphasized what CEO Rod Beckstrom called “extensive intellectual property provisions” in the new gTLD program. Although no new trademark provisions were announced on ICANN’s “Reveal Day” disclosing the applied-for gTLDs (nor were any expected), at least three important lessons were learned.
Click here to read this blog post, "Three Things Trademark Owners Learned on ICANN’s ‘Reveal Day’."