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Username: psbyowner
Date/Time: Wed, October 10, 2001 at 5:23 PM GMT
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Subject: After-the-fact TM's show hostile intent, or "bad faith" ...

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        This is why common law trademarks, such as owning and using a domain name are cosidered in TM law...

It is not worth pursuing if you did not have a TM before the domain name was bought. And a court may conclude you only filed the TM with the intention of a claim of right to the domain name.
 

Link: Protecting current domain name holder rights from jealous rivals


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