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    Sebastien Bachollet
    by WIPOorgUK on Wednesday July 02 2003, @08:25AM (#11892)
    User #3146 Info | http://wipo.org.uk/
    This looks like the same sebastien.bachollet@cigref.fr

    If so - then Cigref "brings together 116 of the leading French and European corporations from all sectors of economy (banking & insurance, energy, retail, industry, services...)."

    They look after the I.T. interests of BIG FRENCH COMPANIES ("grandes entreprises francaises").

    From their FAQ: What criteria must be met in order to join Cigref?

    "...Furthermore, the company applying must either generate annual turnover of more than EUR1bn or have an annual IT budget of more than EUR20m."

    To restate that - this is for companies with a turnover GREATER THAN 1 BILLION EUROS - OR I.T. BUDGET GREATER THAN 20,000,000 EUROS!!!

    I believe this "Evaluation" will be a corporate steal - Sunrise is an unlawful act.

    Most trademarks share the words or initials with many others businesses - both with and without trademark.

    As you have heard many times before: "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."

    Ask ANY lawyer - a trademark cannot use their mark to prevent others from conducting legal commerce.

    Has nobody in authority heard of Trademark or Antitrust Law?

    ICANN, WIPO and US DoC know the solution. When authorities could put trademark identity beyond shadow of doubt, they are either devoid of intelligence or corrupt.

    You know my informed opinion - any person that support these unlawful acts is a crook.

    Garry Anderson - Haverhill UK - www.skilful.com
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    Sebastien Bachollet by WIPOorgUK


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