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||Sun, August 26, 2001 at 6:05 PM GMT
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"First of all, if you can't check all trademarks befoe issuing registrations, then
you don't do a sunrise. Period. This problem should not even exist."|
Was Sunrise even necessary? Among other things, the anti-cybersquatting law
works perfectly fine (I've used it myself in behalf of clients). Aren't there
other safeguards as well to protect the legitimate rights of trademark owners?
2. Once the concept of "Sunrise" was accepted, surely someone should have
realized that, with such important and potentially valuable generic rights at stake,
significant safeguards and checks needed to be put in place to protect against theft.
Instead, what we were given was an "honor code" system whereby any Tom, Dick or Harry
could (and did) fill in any gibberish they wanted into internet-based forms.
What a debacle.