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||Sun, December 2, 2001 at 12:33 AM GMT (Sat, December 1, 2001 at 7:33 PM EST)
||Microsoft Internet Explorer V5.5 using Windows NT 5.0
||A case study in both Cybersquatting and Sunrise Cheating
A Canadian pseudo company (Mustard Seed) that has registered
an excellent selection of names during the info Landrush, is playing in a shaded
area of the Sunrise rules.|
They have a TM application in Canada for the name "POCKETPC.CA",
which hasn't been granted as a Trademark yet. This didn't stop them from claiming
the name pocketpc.info..
They have an index site at pocketPC.info, and aside
from the fact that they did not own a valid trademark at the time, it is quite interesting
to try and understand the logic of trying to sneak one by "Microsoft"..
there are a few people on this forum who would love nothing more than to stick one
to the big bad corporate-foes but I also think that there is a great deal to be said
about common sense and fair business practices.
It seems to me that Mustard-Seed
is a company that likes to tread on the boundaries of the rules, would be very interesting
to see how many times they will be named in WIPO/UDRP and or other disputes.
- A case study in both Cybersquatting and Sunrise Cheating peeved, December 2 @ 12:33 AM (2/11)