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Username: Garry Anderson
Date/Time: Thu, September 13, 2001 at 9:34 AM GMT
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Subject: Ah - you spotted ICANNs plan

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To slow roll out of any further new TLDs.

It was all a pathetic farce.

To maximise profits, there was not even simple checks on trademark date or to see if it matched domain name.

*** Sunset is only propaganda anyway - ask them to deny this:

THOUSANDs of new open TLDs will not solve any problem - even if every one has 'Sunrise Period'

It will not solve 'consumer confusion', 'trademark conflict' or stop anybody 'passing off'.

Also, as an example on Sunrise, thousands of trademarks using word 'Apple' have no guarantee of being able to use name.

Apple computers will still protect and make claim to every Apple.[anything] - even though they share word with 727 others in the USA alone (plus all those in 200+ countries).

As was expected - the lawyers will make a fortune out of this shambles.
 

Link: WIPO.org.uk


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