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    Pathetic - S.I.G. say S.I. is a Good Thing
    by WIPOorgUK on Wednesday February 20 2002, @11:10PM (#4987)
    User #3146 Info | http://wipo.org.uk/

    Pathetic - Special Interest Group says their Special Interest, looking after Big Business, is a Good Thing.

    Yes, I know trademarks are for good of people as well as Big Business - but that is not where they are coming from.

    I found the conclusions of this report biased - they also left out certain cases.

    Fact: UDRP is not only imperfect and inconsistent - it a fatally flawed system.

    Fact: You are being deceived - the authorities know the answer to trademark problems on the Internet.

    The United States Department of Commerce and the United Nations World Intellectual Property Organization are hiding it.

    The US Patent and Trademark Office virtually admitted this, "The questions you raised with respect to trademark conflicts, as well as the proposed solutions, have their basis in good common-sense. As such, they have been debated and discussed quite exhaustively within the USPTO, the Administration, and internationally."

    Honest attorneys, including the honourable G. Gervaise Davis III (UN WIPO panellist judge), have ratified the solution.

    Virtually every word is trademarked, be it Alpha to Omega or Aardvark to Zulu, most many times over. MOST share the same words or initials with MANY others in a different business and/or country. For example, the World Trade Organization (WTO) shares its initials with six trademarks - in the U.S. alone (please check). Conflict is IMPOSSIBLE to avoid.

    This is most important - as Sunrise and UDRP abridges what words people can use in an open (repeat - OPEN) gTLD. They also give priority of one business over another.

    Please keep re-reading last paragraph until you completely understand - they violate the First Amendment and go against Unfair Competition Law.

    That is quite apart and separate from the fact that they know the solution.

    Which is this:

    User enters apple.com - is redirected to apple.computer.us.reg

    User enters apple.newTLD - is redirected to apple.record.uk.reg

    In the address bar - can you tell the difference between, apple.computer.us.reg and apple.record.uk.reg?

    So, no 'consumer confusion', 'trademark conflict' and 'passing off' there then. A new restricted TLD, of .REG, for trademarks would act as certificate of authentication and directory, when entered directly.

    Lawyers read feeble excuses link on my site before replying - I have heard them all.

    Nobody wants the solution - because by not having it they gain. Primarily - Lawyers get loads of money from the conflicts and Big Business by muffling criticism and ensuring they monopolize their trademark words on the Internet.

    My beliefs and findings, above and on my site, have proven corruption beyond all reasonable doubt - nobody can refute the logical conclusions made.

    Please visit WIPO.org.uk - nothing to do with United Nations WIPO.org.
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    Re: You're pathetic
    by Anonymous on Thursday February 21 2002, @08:27AM (#4993)
    First you cry all over the place on the .us post and now you show up over here. Can't get rid of you can we? Blah blah blah big business blah blah blah you're all cowards blah blah blah visit my site blah blah blah.
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