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Username: Garry Anderson
Date/Time: Thu, August 23, 2001 at 11:04 PM GMT
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Subject: Sunrise and UDRP

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Domain names are words that we all use every day.

Every word is trademarked somewhere in the world - most words are trademarked many times over.

e.g. In the USA alone, the common word "toy" is used in 879 trademarks and 'cat' is used 1746 times.

Therefore, the authorities are using the LIE, that all these words going to UDRP belong to trademarks, as an excuse to steal them from the legal owner.

To answer your specific question:

Just because a trademark did not get what they believe to be their own personal property in Sunrise (even though they share word with many others), does not mean they cannot take legal action to get it.

If it goes to WIPO, you may get to keep it - a lot depends on which panelists you get.

The authorities know solution to avoid 'consumer confusion', 'trademark conflict' problems and to stop anybody 'passing off' - shown on WIPO.org.uk
 

Link: WIPO.org.uk


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