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Username: Garry Anderson
Date/Time: Sat, August 4, 2001 at 1:11 PM GMT
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Subject: UDRP

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You say, "Most generic words are in fact trademarked somewhere in the world!"

I would go further and say - ALL words are trademarked, somewhere in the world.

I have been in touch with the Patent Office, here in the UK.

They also look after UK trademarks.

Quote from my email sent on 29 June 2001:

2. Every word in our dictionary seems used for trademarks in the whole English-speaking world. Most are used many times over. Your search engine is not as good as USPTO, but was able to find following - JUST IN THE UK ALONE:

a. Words from Alpha (very many entries inc. E232330) to Zeta (many inc. 773747).
b. Words from Aardvark (several inc. E207464) to Zulu (few inc. 1365085).

*******end*******

Many businesses share the same word or words - in the same country AND all over the world.

How can a business say a domain name causes 'consumer confussion' for THEM - when the same word(s) belongs to other businesses also.

They even claim words similar to them.

So you can see - UDRP is just an excuse for big business to steal the Intellectual Property (domains) from the legal owner.

Those with a brain can see - it is all based on spin, lies and propaganda.

They know the simple answer - name.class.country.reg
 

Link: WIPO.org.uk


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