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Username: spot
Date/Time: Tue, October 9, 2001 at 1:20 AM GMT
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Subject: A strategic solution to this mess

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If Tiscover does not retract the registrations and uphold their reputation, I can imaigine that many newspapers in the UK would be interested in such a blatent and unstopped fraud on this scale. I may pursue selling the story to them. I rather like the idea of profiting legitimately from cheats.

If Tiscover does retract the registrations, they may attempt to retrieve their $500,000 by making Plankenstein a scapegoat and taking Afilias/ Speednames to court for accepting such a blatently unacceptable order which contravenes their contractual obligations stating that the TM details must be verified.

Although LaPlante actually issued a statement saying that Afilias could not have liased with all TM databases in the world hence the frauds slipping through the net, this is a lame and inadequate excuse when a reistrar accepts thousands of TM registrations dating back to the 1800s.  
 


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