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    Again - please stop diverting attention
    by WIPOorgUK on Monday February 18 2002, @10:35PM (#4961)
    User #3146 Info | http://wipo.org.uk/
    > Are they distinctive on the Internet? I'd say no, I think that they are weak marks that would not be protected by a UDRP panel or federal court.

    You are being dishonest - Look at what words and initials have been taken.

    > The US government is not corrupt for operating this way. You are flat out wrong to assert so.

    The violate the First Amendment - have they no honour?

    How can you defend a corrupt Government - they abridge what words you can use?

    > However, the domain name system is not perfect.

    Because they want it that way - it could easily be fixed.

    > I hesitate to say that I agree- generic words should not be registered during Sunrise. However, Sunrise should be conducted for famous marks. How would it work- NeuStar would have to actually read all the applications and make a determination. Famous marks get protection, generic words are left for all.

    Famous marks are protected from criticism then?

    They have even been taking away the blinking sucks sites.

    WIPO want to stop domains like WIPO being taken - hmmm, wonder why?

    They want to muffle people and you protect them.

    AGAIN - please stop diverting attention.

    For these charges - please answer a simple YES or NO:

    1. Do US Government abridge US citizen rights to use dictionary words?

    2. Do US Government allow priority of one trademark over another - with non-trademark holder standing no chance?

    Number 1 Violates First Amendment:

    Number 2 is against Unfair Competition Law.

    Unless you can give me a better answer than "tough luck", to those two charges (that they could use in a court of Law) - then they are corrupt.

    AGAIN - I bet you cannot.
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