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Username: Garry Anderson
Date/Time: Mon, October 22, 2001 at 8:00 PM GMT
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I can confirm this.

As I have pointed out before:

In trademarks, a generic word of same type as the class (product type) is not allowed.

IT IS AN ABUSE OF TRADEMARK LAWS - ask any TM attorney.

e.g. Apple Computers could not apply for the trademark 'COMPUTER'

But a different class (product type) could:

e.g. UK trademark 1134604 - 'COMPUTER'

Proprietor:  Dunlop Australia Limited

Class 25: Stockings, panti-hose; socks and tights, all for wear.

You go to computer.info and you could be seeing a screen with pair of tights on it.

So - EVERY generic word bought in the sunrise period will lead you to a different class.

e.g. HOLIDAY.info will not go to holiday site.

http://forum.icann.org/cgi-bin/rpgmessage.cgi?newtldagmts;3B8109FB000004EC

This is why I believe DuPont's claims to “science.info” is fraudulant.
 

Link: WIPO.org.uk


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