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Username: InternetAdvocate
Date/Time: Wed, June 6, 2001 at 9:53 PM GMT
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Subject: New TLD's increase cost of protecting your Trademark/ServiceMark!!!


I'm talking about unique names, like coca-cola, or flippinfargentnoodle.  

Not common names like aim, ford, books, ...

Garry Anderson makes excellent points about the untrademarkability of common names.

But what about made-up terms?

Maybe Garry's idea of an identifier TLD (he says .reg, I say .rtm, .rsm, .tmk, and .smk) for registered (and unregistered) trademarks and servicemarks, is the best or even maybe the ONLY solution?



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