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    NeuStar Opens Its Sunrise Registration Period for kids.us | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 3 comments | Search Discussion
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    Pathetic - why do lawyers not tell NeuStar
    by WIPOorgUK on Saturday June 21 2003, @08:09AM (#11839)
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    Most know my informed opinion on this:

    Quote from press release: "NeuStar, Inc. announced that beginning today, trademark holders wishing to protect their brands on the new kids.us domain, the world's first child-friendly Internet space, will have a two-month "sunrise period" within which to file."

    Many trademark holders share the exact same words with many others businesses without a trademark (usually smaller businesses).

    Take for example the word 'apple'. It is legally used by thousands of businesses - large and small all over the world. Indeed, it is impossible that they all register themselves as trademarks - they are bound to conflict with many others, being confusingly similar. In my local phone book alone, there are at least five using this word - two garages (seems not connected), a car centre, fruit growers and a decorating firm. It is AGAINST THE LAW to prevent them from using their legal name.

    Why do their lawyers not tell NeuStar that they cannot let a trademark prevent others from conducting legal commerce?

    Too corrupt and busy banking their fees no doubt.

    Why do the "so-called" legal experts reading this not tell them - have none of you in the US heard of Antitrust Law?

    I know you do not give a fart about abridging peoples rights to their choice of words - your First Amendment. Such is your patriotism and commitment to free speech.

    Garry Anderson - Haverhill UK - skilful.com [skilful.com]
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