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||Countries are Inconsistent With Each Other
Trademark policy is complicated further by different International requirements/restrictions
and of course different languages. |
For instance, would you think twice about say,
'aliment.info' if you were in an predominantly English speaking country? But if it
was 'food.info' then a lot of people might claim that no company should have the
trademark for that word.
Bad example perhaps but you can register practically any
word in some countries, such as in the Pacific where I live. You can also register
a word as a trademark design, so if I designed a FOOD logo in a distinctive way,
then hey presto, instant trademark which has 'Food' as the Word mark.
I still think
they should have restricted common english words so that they were awarded purely