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    Poor logic - they ARE corrupt
    by WIPOorgUK on Wednesday June 04 2003, @12:22AM (#11783)
    User #3146 Info | http://wipo.org.uk/
    You say, "I do not believe WIPO is corrupt or that most of the decisions that result there are unfair. It must be remembered that Barcelona.com was a single-member panel decision. Almost every other city domain name case was ruled in favor of the domain owner."

    Ari - your reasoning is flawed.

    UN WIPO are corrupt - they are trying to increase UDRP to include country names and government organizations - link [icbtollfree.com].

    So - just how does that fit in with your thinking?

    You also say, "The system has worked."

    The system is corrupt and unlawful.

    Ask ANY lawyer - can a trademark use their mark to prevent others from conducting legal commerce.

    UN WIPO aid and abet the breaking of Trademark and Anti-trust Competition Law and take away First Amendment rights.

    The INDIVIDUALS in WIPO should go to trail for their crimes - as should those that pervert justice in ICANN.

    In my informed opinion - they are all a bunch of crooks. Some cowards on this forum are afraid to admit certain FACTS:

    1. All registered trademarks can be identified on the Internet with a protected TLD e.g. .reg. It could replace the ® symbol (R in circle). True or false?

    2. Every trademark is distinctive from others or declared invalid. Therefore, they can all be separated by its uniqueness. This exclusivity consists of: a. Name b. Classification c. Country. True or false?

    3. Thousands of businesses use the word 'apple'. If user enters apple.com they can be directed to apple.computer.us.reg - it can be only Apple Computers in US. True or false?

    This .reg TLD, acting as certificate of authentication, can be also used as directory. It is easier than using the telephone: Which do you think is Apple Computers phone number in the US?


    You are obviously unlikely to know. Simple to tell Apple Computers website in the US - if .reg was introduced though:


    Not at all difficult, is it?
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