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    US Govt. Agency Says .us Procurement (Partly) Unlawful | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 59 comments | Search Discussion
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    Re: US Govt. Agency Says .us Procurement (Partly)
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Thursday February 14 2002, @04:20PM (#4880)
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    On the registrars list, Rick Wesson points out an amendment. -g
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    Re: US Govt. Agency Says .us Procurement (Partly)
    by Anonymous on Friday February 15 2002, @01:10AM (#4884)
    .us will proceed and it will be subject to the UDRP. Someone want to post up the background on the writers of the letter sent by the Small Business Administration so we can see what their hidden agenda is?
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    It is against Unfair Competition Law & First Amend
    by WIPOorgUK on Friday February 15 2002, @04:19AM (#4885)
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    Virtually every word is trademarked, be it Alpha to Omega or Aardvark to Zulu, most many times over.

    Most trademarks share the same words or initials with many others.

    Any TM lawyer will tell you all that I write is true - though they will certainly disagree with my conclussion.

    Most companies share the same word(s) for trademark, in a different type of business (classification).

    But only one will be allowed to use it, to get the domain name in the American .US ccTLD.

    For example, the World Trade Organization (WTO) shares its initials with six trademarks - in the U.S. alone. Please check at USPTO.

    In this example, only one can be WTO.us !!!

    What about the other five ???

    As this is the main American country TLD (ccTLD) - is it not unfair on the others, that one should be given priority over them?

    The same goes for all words in the dictionary - a few will get priority over the many.

    Point 1 - I thought it unlawful to award it to just one - is it not against unfair competition law?

    Point 2 - This is abridgement of words that small businesses (without a trademark) and the American people can use - Surely it violates the First Amendment?

    Perhaps a lawyer would like to address these two points.

    None have so far - wonder why?

    No - I don't wonder why - I know the truth of the matter.

    My logical conclussion is this: Big Business is abusing the powers of their trademarks, the Lawyers are making a fortune out of it and the Authorities are corrupt.

    The authorities know the solution to trademark conflict with domain names. It was ratified by honest attorneys - including the honourable G. Gervaise Davis III, UN WIPO panellist judge.

    Please see it yourself at WIPO.org.uk.
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    Where did my comment go?
    by michael (froomkin@lawUNSPAM.tm) on Monday February 18 2002, @09:22AM (#4949)
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    I've moderated down a number of the noisiest and least constructive contributions to this thread. They are not deleted. Readers wishing to see them should adjust their reading 'threshold' above to -1.

    Some of the ones not moderated down remain because down moderation of a parent often drags down replies to it (one of many bugs in our software).

    Posters are requested to play nice.

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