Yes, DomainBank and Afilias broke their Registry-Registrar Agreement Rules AFTER Afilias's announcement, recognising the problem, on August 15th.
For example CivilWar.info:
Domain ID: D70903-LRMS
Domain Name: CIVILWAR.INFO
Created On: 20-Aug-2001 15:22:26 UTC
Expiration Date: 20-Aug-2006 15:22:26 UTC
Trademark Name: none
Trademark Date: 2001-08-17
Trademark Country: none
Trademark Number: none
Sponsoring Registrar: Domain Bank, Inc. (R107-LRMS)
Registrant ID: C172044-LRMS
Registrant Name: StrategicDomains.Com L.L.C.
Registrant Organization: StrategicDomains.Com L.L.C.
Registrant Street: xxxxxxxx
Registrant City: xxxxxxxx
Registrant State/Province: xxxxxxxxx
Registrant Postal Code: xxxxxxxx
Registrant Country: xxxxxxxxx
Registrant Phone: xxxxxxxx
Registrant Email: xxxxxxx
Admin ID: C172045-LRMS
Admin Name: William Lorenz
Admittedly this particular one has a TM date, but it was mandatory for all FOUR TM fields to be properly filled. Afilias knew this. DomainBank knew this.
This domain was not allowed to be submitted by DomainBank.
This domain was not allowed to be registered by Afilias.
There are 92 more like this, just from this individual customer.
The rules were flouted for thousands more, presumably because people were desperate for profit.