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    Re: A Very Interesting Lawsuit
    by Anonymous on Tuesday January 08 2002, @06:57AM (#4519)
    The right court (the Eastern District of VA) has already issued some opinions reviewing UDRP cases and has yet to "kick the stuffing out of the UDRP". I doubt that it will. In a few pending cases, the domain name registrants may win back the name (watch for cosmos.com), but by & large, I think you'll see this court keep the process.
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    Re: A Very Interesting Lawsuit
    by Anonymous on Tuesday January 08 2002, @07:29AM (#4520)
    Bank of America, US Bank, and American Bank coexist. Why? Because the marks are intrinsically weak. Why couldn't Bank of Chile and BankChile coeexist?

    BTW, a quick whois search shows the following for "bankamerica.com:" "Record Created on 06-Jul-1994." It would appear that Bank of America had the foresight to register variants of its weak
    name.

    As for Bord's business acumen, is having a good business plan the standard? It seems to me that "bad faith intent to profit" has nothing to do with how savvy the defendant is, only whether he intended to use the name to blackmail or otherwise harm the the plaintiff.

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