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Username: daveking2
Date/Time: Mon, August 13, 2001 at 2:12 PM GMT
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Subject: 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, '' if you were in an predominantly English speaking country? But if it was '' 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 on luck.


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