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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 still have not answered charges
    by WIPOorgUK on Monday February 18 2002, @02:40AM (#4920)
    User #3146 Info | http://wipo.org.uk/
    You still have not answered charges adequately of - 1) violation of First Amendment and 2) Unfair Competition.

    > Ok- let's try to get this right. Personal names don't count-

    Oh yes they do - under certain conditions.

    > can't trademark them in the US without secondary meaning.

    Yes - of course I did know that.

    You can use Mary as a trademark for tights.

    It gives them priority - before you - in Sunrise.

    Do you deny it abridges your right to use these personal names also?

    It does not matter one bit anyhow - trademarks have got priority on virtually every word in the dictionary.

    > So no one can stop you from having Mary or John in a domain name. That is just stupid.

    They can - if they get it in Sunrise.

    If you know as much as I - you know Lawyers have challenged personal names before. Even people with same name as famous people have been bullied by them.

    > Second, what we're really talking about is FAMOUS marks.

    I almost thought you was using spin, again - talking about personal names.

    As you know, about FAMOUS marks - Fan sites of kids have been closed down e.g. Harry Potter.

    *** As you know - that was not the meaning of my post anyhow - I was talking about all words. ***

    > So what we're concerned with is Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Telstra, etc etc.

    Famous trademarks have used their marks to stop criticism - violating First Amendment - deny that.

    > The goal of a sunrise plan is not to allow the pre-registration of every word in English language, as you fear. It is keep CYBERSQUATTERS from registering the domain names of already protected, famous marks.

    Sorry - you are telling an untruth.

    Virtually every word in English language can be taken.

    Tell the honest to God truth - Sunrise is not just for famous marks - is it?

    I know you can do it if you try real hard ;-)

    > Go ahead and respond, I know you will anyway.

    Of course I will - you seem intelligent enough. You know your logic is flawed and you tell untruths.
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