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||Wed, June 6, 2001 at 6:00 PM GMT
||Microsoft Internet Explorer V5.5 using Windows 98
||Trademark Tax & Many More TLD
There is only a couple hundred ccTLD and a few gTLD.|
Analogy - What sort of world
would it be if we only had two hundred or so towns - each allowed only one High Street
(Americans may call it Main Street)?
You say, "...existing trademark holders are
forced, by trademark law, to pay to register trademarked names in new TLDs (ibm.biz,
amazon.biz, etc.) in order to protect their trademarked names, even though the new
domain names will add no value."
Yes - and also take legal action against anything
that looks even a bit like their mark. It is a 'trademark tax'.
Billions will be
paid to attorneys by businesses - No big deal for IBM - but could put small businesses
Most of the current problems are due to the authorities perverted and twisted
sense of protectionism towards big business trademarks.
There is absolutely no
need for it. But they all want it that way. Power and Money rule.
This is why we
need .REG - so trademarks can be used for purpose intended. So consumer can identify
the source of goods or services.
This acts as certificate
of authentication and directory - if you can use the telephone, then you can use
This solution has been put to the United States Patent and Trademark Office
and Department of Commerce - during discussions neither could deny my assertions.
It was common sense that the authorities already must have known the simple logical