What is the Trademark Clearing House (TMCH)?

Note: This article covers Melbourne IT DPS customers only.

The trademark clearing house (TMCH) is the sole verified online database for the registered trademarks. It is used to provide trademark information in the online space to domain registries and registrars.

Once your trademark is registered with TMCH, it gives you access to;
1. The sunrise process - early registration of new gtld domain names prior to availability to the general public. More information can be viewed here.
2. Trademark claim process - notifications when third parties register a new gtld domain name matching your trademark. More information can be viewed here.

In order to register a trademark with TMCH, you must first have an eligible trademark.To apply, please follow this process.

For more information, please contact your Account Manager.