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Username: Garry Anderson
Date/Time: Wed, August 15, 2001 at 3:49 PM GMT
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Subject: Sunrise lets trademarks abuse mark

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You mention Amazon.com - let us use that as example.

Am I the only one that can see that trademarks are abusing their powers here?

Are the authorities imbeciles?

There are many 'AMAZON' trademarks all over the world.

Why should Amazon dot COM be allowed to apply for all AMAZON dot WHATEVER TLD?

I thought the idea of sunrise was to let all trademarks use their name.

Amazon.com already have a web presence - so are stopping all the other 'AMAZON' trademarks.

How are other 'AMAZON' trademarks ever supposed to get on the Internet?

There are hundreds!

Please just check one, US trademark Serial Number 71173380

Filing Date December 15, 1922

Registration Number 0199499

FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 1904-07-01

The trademarks make claim of 'consumer confusion', 'trademark conflict' and 'passing off' to anything that even sounds like word on Internet.

They use these EXCUSES to steal names off people in UDRP and other legal actions.

As the 1904 trademark used the word 'AMAZON' before the book place - surely the dot com belongs to them?

They had customers long before founder of book place was born.

Have not checked the other 200+ countries.

But more importantly, you are not allowed to get AMAZON dot WHATEVER TLD - so abridging peoples rights to use these words.

Proper use of trademark requires to give warning, to advise the public that mark is legally registered.

A new TLD of .REG will do the exact same thing - and much more.

The authorities are expert in the use of spin, lies and propaganda.

Do you believe they are really that thick?

Most are intelligent people on this forum, answer me this:

Government and legal profession visit here - why do you think they do not answer?
 

Link: WIPO.org.uk


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