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Username: Garry Anderson
Date/Time: Wed, June 6, 2001 at 6:00 PM GMT
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Subject: Trademark Tax & Many More TLD

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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 under.

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.

Format name.class.country.reg

This acts as certificate of authentication and directory - if you can use the telephone, then you can use dot REG.

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 answer.
 

Link: WIPO.org.uk


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