What documents are required for the brand

Required documents (TMCH)

The additional documents are only accepted in English by the Trademark Clearinghouse.

License declaration for registered trademarks

The license declaration for registered trademarks must be submitted if the holder of the trademark has indicated that he / she is only the licensee of a trademark and this license is not recorded by the relevant registration office.

This license declaration for registered trademarks must be downloaded, completed and signed by both the licensor (the current owner of the trademark) and the licensee (the holder of the trademark). The licensee is the party named on the trademark evidence sent to the Trademark Clearinghouse.

License declaration for marks protected under statute or treaty

The license declaration for trademarks that are protected by law or contract must be submitted if the holder of the trademark has indicated that he / she is the licensee of the trademark.

This license declaration must be downloaded, filled in and signed by both the licensor (the current owner of the trademark) and the licensee (the holder of the trademark). The licensee is the party named on the trademark evidence sent to the Trademark Clearinghouse.

License declaration for court validated trademarks

The license declaration for legally confirmed trademarks must be submitted if the holder of the trademark has indicated that he / she is the licensee of the trademark.

This license declaration must be downloaded, filled in and signed by both the licensor (the current owner of the trademark) and the licensee (the holder of the trademark). The licensee is the party named on the trademark evidence sent to the Trademark Clearinghouse.

Proof of use - signed declaration to Trademark Agents

The form for the proof of use of a trademark (Proof of Use) must be completed in full and sent along with the corresponding proof of use, e.g. if you want to order a domain name in the sunrise phase (SMD file). The transmitting party is the holder of the trademark.

Notes on proof of use

  • The token must be in use for TMCH to accept it for sunrise phases.
  • Digital proof of "use" must be provided.
  • The proof must show the brand name in full. Abbreviations or internal terms lead to rejection
  • The evidence must enable a clear distinction to be made from other services or products.

The following are permitted as evidence:

  • Labels, tags, stickers, packaging materials such as labels, print templates or photos
  • Marketing materials such as flyers, catalogs, screenshots of a website or brochures
  • Manuals or instructions or product information such as information sheets for a product.

The following are not permitted as evidence:

  • Domain names
  • Email address
  • Business Cards

The listing does not claim to be complete and it is at the sole discretion of the Trademark Clearinghouse to accept the submitted evidence.