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    Re: FTAA Might Mandate UDRP
    by friedrich on Wednesday July 04 2001, @11:12PM (#1088)
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    Dear Prof. Froomkin

    The endless repetition of - in my opinion - wrong arguments finally leads me to send you this commentary. I am sure you can comment on it, as I know that even if you helped develop the UDRP, you are not its "best friend".

    >>1. Risk confusion or association with the owner or legitimate rightholder of the sign, or with his or her establishments, activities, products or services;>2. Cause unfair economic or commercial injury to the owner or lawful rightholder of the sign, arising from a dilution of its distinctive force or commercial or publicity value;>3. Make unfair use of the prestige of the sign, or of the good name of its owner or lawful rightholder.<<

    I don't make any unfair use, if by chance I was able to register cocacola.com and put up a website for my dog, which is called "coca cola", do I?
    No harm for Coca Cola so far, but certainly a remarkable loss of a good NEW marketing occasion.
    Maybe they want to buy my dog, then?

    Respectfully,
    Friedrich Kisters
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    Re: FTAA Might Mandate UDRP
    by love@cptech.org on Wednesday July 04 2001, @10:10AM (#1085)
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    This is really quite an important development for ecommerce, and really part of a larger agenda to have private bodies take over both the making of policy and the enforcement of rights. It is very important that this provision be eliminated from the FTAA text. Jamie Love
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