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Username: Garry Anderson
Date/Time: Sat, August 25, 2001 at 2:19 PM GMT
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Subject: I.P.

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>We all know just about every word under the sun is trademarked

True

>and that most of the top names that get grabbed in the sunrise

True

>and the landrush period will never be used by the first owners, they will be sold on as fast a possible,

I would say most will be sold, but not all. I have kept several of mine for personal use.

>what a merry-go-round we have here, Afternic must be rubbing their hands with glee.

True

My argument is that we should be allowed to use these words for whatever reason we wish.

Should Woolwich.co.uk be allowed my WoolwichSucks.co.uk domain? I believe they defrauded me and thousands of others, by using misleading marketing and giving false claims for endowment mortgages.

Should WIPO.org be allowed my WIPO.org.uk? Reasons for this domain you all know (hopes).

If I thought of it first, a good marketing idea for a business (e.g. to find best buys); should I have to give up SEARCH.info?

If multi-national corporations - right down to small businesses, can make money for their Intellectual Property - why can't the people.
 

Link: WIPO.org.uk


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