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Username: Garry Anderson
Date/Time: Thu, November 29, 2001 at 12:07 AM GMT
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Subject: Apple and UDRP


>Let's look at the case of Apple.  All companies named Apple, with a trademark on "apple", in all different industries, had a shot at and  Whoever registered it first got it.  That was fair.

Apple already have - it is hardly fair for them to be allowed in for, etc. - when all the other trademarks have not got theirs - is it?

Apple Computers can afford more domain 'lottery tickets' than the smaller business, can't they?

Given the slow rollout of TLD - the smaller businesses will NEVER get a chance for apple.TLD, will they?

I am sure apple (the fruit) distributors would quite like a good short name for commerce on the Internet also.

To me, UDRP is the legalized theft of peoples intellectual property for the benefit of Big Business.


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