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Username: Garry Anderson
Date/Time: Sun, June 24, 2001 at 6:25 PM GMT
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Subject: Unattractive

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The .reg is to solve "consumer confussion", "infringement" and the protection of trademarks on the Internet problem.

They can still use other TLD for marketing.

e.g. Nissan Cars tried to take nissan.com from Mr Nissan.

They could use nissan.biz or even nissan.car for marketing.

The consumer is redirected to nissan.car.us.reg, and so knows it is the car people.

No "consumer confussion" or "infringement".

They do not have to persue every mention of their name - no big deal for them, but moreso for small business trademark with word 'toy' in mark.

If all trademarks cannot use their mark on the Internet, in equal standing (same TLD) then trademark use on the Internet is an obvious lie.

For to use it as such, gives it dominance over others - which is against unfair competition law - ask any trademark attorney.
 

Link: WIPO.org.uk


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