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    Accountable to Big Business
    by Anonymous on Tuesday July 10 2001, @09:53PM (#1157)
    I believe they are being controlled by big business.

    Most of the current problems are due to the authorities perverted and twisted sense of protectionism towards big business trademarks.

    What makes it bad - they know how solve this trademark and domain name problem.

    The solution has been ratified by honest attorneys - even the honourable G. Gervaise Davis III, United Nations World Intellectual Property Organization panellist judge.

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Department of Commerce could not deny my assertions, on how to separately identify all trademarks.

    There is only one conclusion that could be drawn, for it not being used.

    By not using solution, trademarks have priority, this stops free speech.

    Fact: domain names were not designed to be trademarks - ask Paul Mockapetris, creator of Domain Name System. He was asked, "What do you wish you had invented?" - His reply, "A directory system for the Internet that wouldn’t be controlled by the politicians, lawyers and bureaucrats."

    Nor can they be used as such - reason: Most trademarks share same or similar name with many others e.g. Caterpillar tractors claimed 'cat' is 'their' trademark on the Internet - even though
    there are 1746 'cat' trademarks - IN THE U.S. ALONE. Conflict is IMPOSSIBLE to avoid.

    They ALL legally have to protect their 'cat' trademark. For only one business to use, gives it dominant position over all the others. This is against 'unfair competition' laws.

    What about free speech rights? The 'cat' was on this earth long before these tractors.

    I thought the US Government were pretty hot on that - something you call the First Amendment, I believe.

    The only logical conclussion that I can come to is - they want it that way. Amongst many other things, the legal profession get rich and corporations can abuse their trademark powers.

    Please visit wipo.org.uk - for the easy solution.

    WIPO.org.uk comments to World Intellectual Property Organization.

    All my true considered and informed opinion - Garry Anderson
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