ICANN announced that they will be “recommending” the first new TLDs on April 23, 2013. But don’t misinterpret this to mean that the first TLD’s will be open for business in April
Registries and Registrars still have to implement new interfaces to support Sunrise and Trademark Claims. The details for these are still being debated by the engineering experts.
Also, the Trademark Clearinghouse is expected to go live on March 26. However, again, there is no urgency to rush to submit trademarks yet.
The first batch of TLDs will be IDNs, or non-English strings, such as 香格里拉 (.SHANGRI-LA) and 世界 (.WORLD)
So, unless your registered trademarks are in a non-English script, such as Cyrillic, Chinese, or Japanese scripts, you will have to wait.
Myself, I am not excited about .world it’s just too long in my book, and .SHANGRI-LA is just .another-world.