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    Did Jeff Davies find a legal loophole? | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 143 comments | Search Discussion
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    Re: Truth, lies and registry/registrar responsibil
    by Anonymous on Wednesday January 01 2003, @01:31AM (#10793)
    Take another Registrar - Wooho...

    Their executive Jonh Wb Lee submitted 42 fake trademark claims in his own name, which were later challenged and defeated (but by then the process had been shattered and consumers defrauded, once again in this case by the registrar community):

    Jonh Wb. Lee academy.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee africa.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee argentina.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee bag.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee bar.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee bill.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee brazil.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee building.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee catsndogs.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee certificate.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee cisco.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee columbia.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee cool.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee daerim.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee dhl.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee dogncat.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee ebiz.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee ecrm.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee etrade.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee finland.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee firewall.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee firm.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee gmat.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee hat.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee ibm.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee inews.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee jamaica.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee jewel.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee kimchee.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee northkorea.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee pga.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee philipine.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee pki.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee puppy.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee recruit.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee russia.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee singapore.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee sweden.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee swiss.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee tea.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee tobacco.info
    Jonh Wb. Lee tokyo.info

    As in the case of the 63 Sunrise names sponsored by Moshe Fogel's company, all with the same TM number and therefore both incredible and impossible, almost all these Wooho submissions had THE SAME TRADEMARK NUMBER!

    This was clear abuse of the process, and yet Wooho were prepared to submit these fakes on behalf of their own executive!

    As the TM was replicated it was transparent that fraud was taking place. Yet Wooho chose to ignore the purpose of the Sunrise. Afilias ignored it to, and went ahead an registered the names. And Landrush cutomers lost out because of this collaboration between Registrar and Registry (who were made up of Registrar friends in the industry anyway!)

    How can Afilias argue that their processes and Agreements were adequately upheld? How can Afilias deny that innocent customers lost out because of the abuse of process, the integral weakness of the process, and a betrayal of trust?

    Richard Henderson

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