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||COMPETITION with .com?
Most trademarks share the same words with other trademarks - either in different
type of business or in different country.|
The trademark dot coms want to stop others
using the TM words in new TLDs - although they may not buy them (seen as trademark
They legally have to protect these words - else the usual 'consumer confussion'
rubbish (shown on my site how to be avoided).
This keeps the shortfall for all
those trademarks using same words.
It also allows the trademark dot com to have
illegal dominant position over all the others using same words.
It is illegal,
as it is against 'unfair competition' law.
In my considered and informed opinion,
that is their plan - to claim world rights to these words.
As a bonus, the legal
profession get richer, WIPO gets more LOTS more income and ICANN / WIPO gain in power