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    Re: Stanford Cyberlaw Clinic To Defend Domain Name
    by Anonymous on Sunday October 27 2002, @11:29PM (#9855)
    Some grist for the mill. The recent abomination did raise the spectre of an industrie out of control seemingly determined to put profits before responsibility. _domaine shark
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    Re: Stanford Cyberlaw Clinic To Defend Domain Name
    by jberryhill on Monday October 28 2002, @11:17AM (#9861)
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    "In cases of a direct match between a registered TM and a domain the application could be rejected, unless the domain registration was sought by the true TM owner. "

    ...which was obviously written by someone who believes that there is such a thing as a "true" TM owner for a given TM.

    Who is the "true" TM owner for "champion"? The people who make spark plugs? The people who make t-shirts? The people who make home equity loans? Or the guy who just won his local bridge tournament?

    Why should a maker of furniture polish have exclusive rights to the word "pledge"? Why would you forbid a fraternity or sorority from using the word "pledge"?

    Why do you think that someone who wants to sell, say, seashells, should not be able to use the word "Shell", but you believe that the only legitimate use of the word "shell" is to refer to a Dutch oil company?

    Despite the advertising bans on cigarettes, you would prefer that people not use the word "camel" to refer to a four-legged desert mammal, and you would prevent its use for anything other than cigarettes. Why?
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    Re: Stanford Cyberlaw Clinic To Defend Domain Name
    by Anonymous on Thursday October 31 2002, @08:31AM (#9899)
    To hold the registries and or registrars responsible might take more than just showing they aided a registrant in obtaining the infringing domain registration. Showing they actively participated in obtaining for a registrant an infringing domain registration could possibly place them in the lineup depending on the law of the land.
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