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    Milton - you know MUCH better than that
    by WIPOorgUK on Saturday March 22 2003, @09:43AM (#11365)
    User #3146 Info | http://wipo.org.uk/
    From A Five-Step Process for Top Level Domain Additions [syr.edu] Milton L. Mueller & Lee W. McKnight

    "A 2-month period in which the winning names would be announced, and possibly, challenged on intellectual property or confusion grounds. We propose ICANN’s uniform dispute resolution procedure be adapted to resolve future TLD disputes."

    Milton - you know MUCH better than that. YOU KNOW - everything is confusingly similar. Even the TLD examples you give .mobi, .health and .dns are all confusingly similar to trademarks in the USA - I did not bother to check any other country.

    Everybody - have a look yourself at US database TESS [uspto.gov]

    Why not first remove the confusion with trademarks?

    apple.computer.us.reg - who the heck else could it be?

    The authorities (ICANN, US DoC and UN WIPO) aid and abet corporate trademark overreach - violating Competition and Trademark Law.

    Trademark Law is UNAMBIGUOUS - a mark is allowed for SPECIFIC goods or service ('classification') in SPECIFIC country.

    These corrupt people should all go on trial for perversion of Law.

    Garry Anderson - SKILFUL.com [skilful.com]
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    Re:Milton - you know MUCH better than that
    by lsolum on Monday April 07 2003, @06:50AM (#11455)
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    Garry Anderson's comment is based on fundamental misunderstandings re the nature of trademark law. It is simply wrong to say that everything is confusingly similar to everything else. Garry, are you a lawyer or professor of intellectual property law? Have you read the cases on "confusingly similar"? For a thorough discussion of the issues raised by auctions for trademark registrations, see the following:
    http://gtld-auctions.net/faq.html#9 [gtld-auctions.net].Lawrence Solum
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