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Username: antipodes
Date/Time: Fri, September 14, 2001 at 9:41 PM GMT
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Subject: I hate soft TMs


Kelly, I know that the word "Australia" is trademarked by the Australian Tourism Corporation in so far that it has a registration for a design incorporating the word or distinct rendering of the word.

I will never agree that such a TM should give the holder the right to register the word in circumstances such as a new extension rollout.

I am grateful though that it has gone to an element of my national government, who will do more with it than any one of the band of squatters we have seen destroy the integrity of the Afilias .info registry with the assistance of ICANN and Afilias - a curse on both their houses.

Without checking TMs - my guess for the other would be "amor".

Good luck - though you need more than good luck when dealing with the type of people we have found inhabiting some of the registrars, Afilias and ICANN.  


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