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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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    You are being deceitful
    by WIPOorgUK on Sunday February 17 2002, @11:45AM (#4907)
    User #3146 Info | http://wipo.org.uk/
    You are deceitful because you know MOST words are SHARED by MANY trademarks.

    > It appears there is no satisfying Mr orgUK. Your opinion is obviously set in lead and you aren't going to change it, no matter what others say.

    My opinion is based on indisputable facts - yours are based on certain interests of Big Business, who want control of all words on the Internet. Because it is a fact - virtually all words are trademarks. Deny that - if you can.

    > However, people … just aren't going to pay money for this .reg or .unreg proposal you keep throwing around.

    Read feeble excuses link on my website.

    > People want clarity and they don't want to share.

    You know they share - Are you acting thick?

    I presume you live in US, from which one of these would you buy your new computer?

    apple.computer.us.reg OR apple.record.uk.reg ?

    Again - You know most trademarks share same words.

    > Trademark owners want to take advantage of the exclusive protection that they have in the "real" world.

    Trademarks would be afforded the same protection on the Internet, as they would be in the real world.

    > This is the dilemma that we face because trademarks & domain names really conflict.

    Only because of the way it has been mismanaged. They know obvious solution to remove 'consumer confusion', 'trademark conflict' and 'passing off'.

    > Grumpy has made some great points.

    Grumpy was using spin to confuse matters.

    > Mr orgUK has reiterated his.

    I also explained why he was wrong - and point out that he had not answered charges (against Sunrise and UDRP) of violation of First Amendment and Unfair Competition.

    CAN YOU ?

    > IMHO, new gTLD's can't be released without some type of workable Sunrise provision.

    Are you really that naïve? - All words are trademarked.

    Why not have TLD just for trademarks? Then you would not need Sunrise, would you?

    > The .us plan looks decent.

    It abridges words to the people, so violating the First Amendment and is against Unfair Competition Law.

    > It affects trademark owners with a US nexus.

    Out of the 6 WTO trademark owners in the US, 5 will not get WTO.us domain. How is that fair to them?

    > It will not lock up every word in the English language prior to landrush for the public.

    You are so green - can you not see? They have bastardised the meaning of every word in the English Language. They have taken all words away from us and made them fit for only one use - only for trademark system. It is a FATALLY FLAWED system.

    > It will not unduely harm small business (small businesses can own trademarks just as easily as big ones).

    Bull*. Small businesses have been fighting bigger businesses with similar names - look at the UDRP cases.
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