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Username: Garry Anderson
Date/Time: Tue, May 22, 2001 at 10:16 AM GMT
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Subject: For the Greedy Big Shot Attorneys

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In "Aimster loses domain-name battle with AOL"
http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1005-200-5993790.html?tag=owv

Regarding Andrew Weinstein saying, "We regularly take action to protect our trademarks and intellectual property,"

One of the many laws they seem to break:

http://www.etsi.org/handbook/comp_law.htm

2. Abuses of dominant position (Article 82)

Article 82 prohibits the abuse of the dominant position of a company which negatively affect the trade between Member States.

2.2. What are the prohibited practices under Article 82?

c) Abuse of intellectual property rights

The mere existence of a patent, trademark or copyright is not sufficient to establish a dominant position.

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In my honest opinion, AOL claiming they are protecting their own trademark (which legally has to be unique) - is a lie.

Any of you cowards dare answer that charge?
 

Link: WIPO.org.uk


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