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    Nissan Motors Unlawfully Overreach Trademark
    by WIPOorgUK on Tuesday May 14 2002, @11:14PM (#6343)
    User #3146 Info | http://wipo.org.uk/
    When Nissan Motors tried to take nissan.com from Mr Nissan, their spokesman said "We registered nissancomputer.com and offered it to him for free, but he has no interest in being Nissan Computer -- his real name"

    But surely, they have nissanmotors.com - so is it not EXACTLY the same as them having no interest in being Nissan Motors -- their real name?

    IANAL but Nissan act unlawfully by overreaching their trademark - they cannot claim all occurances of the word 'nissan'. It is against the Law for them to prevent others from doing using the word in business - if they are not acting unlawfully (which Mr Nissan is not).

    The authorities know the solution to trademark conflict and consumer confusion on the Internet. It is therefore logical to conclude that the US DoC and UN WIPO are corrupt, as they hide the answer (ratified by honest attorneys).

    Please visit WIPO.org.uk to see it. Not associated with United Nations WIPO.org !
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    Re: Nissan Motors Unlawfully Overreach Trademark
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Wednesday May 15 2002, @06:16AM (#6364)
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    WIPOorgUK writes:
    When Nissan Motors tried to take nissan.com from Mr Nissan, their spokesman said "We registered nissancomputer.com and offered it to him for free, but he has no interest in being Nissan Computer -- his real name"

    But surely, they have nissanmotors.com - so is it not EXACTLY the same as them having no interest in being Nissan Motors -- their real name?

    In previous coverage of nissan.com (don't recall if it was on ICANNWatch) I'd pointed out this irony. I also pointed out that Uzi Nissan would have a decent chance of getting it off them if he filed a UDRP claim. Nissan Motor has no rights to nissancomputer.com, and it was arguably registered in bad faith (not least because they offer him that domain name, yet go to court to restrain him from using his name on the internet for business. Wouldn't Uzi's use of nissancomputer.com be using his name on the internet for business?). That is probably a moot point now. According to WHOIS nissancomputer.com (which resolves to here) was recently re-registered:
    Domain Name: NISSANCOMPUTER.COM

    Created on............: Apr 13, 2002 12:09:42 PM
    Expires on............: Apr 12, 2003 10:03:31 PM
    Owner, Administrative Contact, Technical Contact, Billing Contact: Paul Schatz (ID00008579)
    PO Box 162811
    Sacramento, CA 95816 United States Phone: 530-681-7878
    Email: paul@paulschatz.com
    Domain servers in listed order:
    NS1.PAULSCHATZ.NET 169.237.55.6
    NS2.PAULSCHATZ.NET 169.237.55.49

    Paul Schatz can be found here. I coundn't find any connection between him and either other party, though his car isn't a Nissan. -g
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