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    Stating the obvious
    by Garry Anderson on Saturday June 03 2006, @09:02AM (#16817)
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    First, a trademark violation might not start on site when it is first registered.

    Just because the domain uses the same word or words as a registered mark - it does not mean there was infringement of trademark.

    Indeed, most businesses share the same words e.g. take word 'apple' - 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.

    So you can see this UDRP business is mostly built on a load of B.S. by United Nations WIPO to enable their trademark holder customers to steal domains from those that legitimately bought them.

    Second, selling of a domain is not necessarily "bad faith" - it is called living in a free market economy.

    If you had domain apple.TLD - which you could legally use to sell most things over the internet (as long as not infringing apple trademark) - why shouldn't you be allowed to sell it to whom you want?

    Also, why restrict selling to businesss who do not hold the trademark?

    Third, why prevent people using any words for personal sites?

    Everybody has legitimate rights to use ANY words for ANY legal purpose they wish - true or false?

    To prove this - I use WIPO.org.uk to complain about these corrupt people that have biased self interest for their customers.

    Free speech should not be prevented just because somebody dares use their name to complain.

    Lois Boland, director of international relations for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has admitted WIPO are biased against things that are counter to the mission of WIPO, which is to promote intellectual-property rights.

    The real truth is that infringement of a trademark is dependent upon the use of the domain and individuals that brought in rules to enable trademark overreach are crooks.

    Garry Anderson - Haverhill UK - skilful.com [skilful.com] - WIPO.org.uk [wipo.org.uk]
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