I feel like a mouse waiting for a piece of
cheese to drop on the ground.
.info names have to run the guantlet of
the world's trademark system.
generic or city names I started with shrunk
200 after passing through the US, European Union,
Canada, and Australia trademark
(Actually less than 200. After discovering that you
use a hyphen to uncover multi-word trademarks
in the US database (TESS), a few
more city names
After viewing your message, I realized "movies"
be trademarked. Sure enough, "movies"
is trademarked (New Zealand, 1991).
I've just started accessing the UK and New Zealand
I just found
out today, that the UK trademark database
contains names not trademarked in the
European Union (CTM)
My big fear is that there is a trademark database
some country like -insert small country name here-
that will take the rest of
the names out of circulation.
I personally have wasted all kinds of money
Those poor trademark holders that need protection!
The beer manufacturer
that has "game".
The fruit juice company that has "poker".
The sock manufacturer
that has "computer".
The hair products company that almost got "411".
manufacturer that can get "800".
The hair dryer manufacturer that can get "airline".
bicycle parts manufacturer that can get "airlines".
The razor blade company that
can get "auto".
The tobacco company that can get "bank".
The jewelry company
that can get "car".
The dress company that can get "calendar".
manufacturer that can get "dictionary".
The cigarette company that gets "money".
fire extinguisher manufacturer that gets "home".
I could go on and on.
people care enough to complain
or make the situation public.
The news organizations
buying public don't seem to have
picked up on this at all!!!!