Sunrise

Key Point Description
Timing Sunrise closed on 2 February 2009.
Eligibility Owners and licensees of trademarks registered with national effect may apply. Trademarks must have been applied for prior to 30 May 2008 and registered prior to the date the Sunrise application is submitted. Applications may be based on both word and figurative (device) marks that consist exclusively or predominantly of words.
Term Sunrise registrations carry a three-year term.
Selection method The selection method is first-come, first-served. The Validation Agent reviews applications for conformity with the Sunrise Policy.
Validation All Sunrise applications are validated by Deloitte.
Reconsideration If an application is rejected, the applicant has 10 days to file an appeal. If an application is accepted, third parties have 10 days to file a challenge.
Sunrise Policy Registrations during Sunrise are subject to the standard registration conditions contained in Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) and the Sunrise Policy provided below.
Sunrise Policy (PDF) Acceptable Use Policy (PDF) Sunrise Guide (PDF)