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Username: Garry Anderson
Date/Time: Tue, August 28, 2001 at 11:03 AM GMT
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Subject: Thanks, have already been communicating


After several emails with USPTO, sent to Secretary Mineta and Secretary Evans:

NONE would not answer main question - they avoided it.

Really pissed now - with all their spin, lies and propaganda.


This is my latest email to Mr Drost Solicitor, Patent and Trademark Office DoC, April 17, 2001:

[courtesy copy to Secretary Evans]:

Dear Mr Drost,

Please can you tell me, why do you let certain trademarks abuse their mark on the Internet - to dominate over others of similar name?

As you know, it is unlawful to do this - it is against unfair competition laws.

I say this because you must know the answer. It is so obvious -

The .reg is instead of trademark symbol. This then acts as certificate of authentication and directory.

It is easier than telephone area codes. If you can use the phone, then you can use dot REG.

But with fourteen attorneys, six paralegal specialists and six clerical employees - you would be incompetent not to have come to this already.

Also, do you agree that for the Secretary of United States Department of Commerce to allow freedom of speech to be abridged on the Internet, or anywhere, is contemptible.

Or do you deny using the Domain Name System to give priority for trademarks is abridging free speech.

If so, do you even know the meaning of the word abridge? It means to shorten - but I am being facetious (taking the micky).

If so, the First Amendment must mean nothing to you also.

An early reply would be much appreciated. This email will be displayed on site - your actions (or inactions) will be on record.


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