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Username: Garry Anderson
Date/Time: Sun, December 2, 2001 at 3:41 PM GMT
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Subject: This is why I said

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From what I have read (check with lawyer), I would say it certain (in that situation) - it is an abuse of their own trademark to use it in that manner.

Onto the bigger topic - as you know, a company cannot have trademark name associated with its business e.g. Apple Computers cannot have the trademark 'computer'.

This is why I said that any domains taken in Sunrise are not allowed to be used for the OBVIOUS PRODUCT OR SERVICE USE - it is an abuse of trademark.

A science company WOULD NOT BE ALLOWED to have the trademark 'science' - it is an abuse of trademark and unfair competition law that one should have it.

That is just one reason why I believe Afilias are corrupt (and ICANN, to let them get away with it) - when they KNOW science.info is going to a science company.

Similarily any other domain taken in Sunrise should not show that which it states:

e.g. if holiday.info taken in Sunrise, it can not show info about holidays.

But US Serial Number: 75907355 Registration Number: 2495706 Mark (words only): HOLIDAY - could use it to show International Class: 009 - television sets.

http://tarr.uspto.gov/servlet/tarr?regser=serial&entry=75907355

e.g. if computer.info taken in Sunrise, it can not show info about computers.

But US Serial Number: 73286541 Registration Number: 1282545 Mark (words only): COMPUTER - could use it to show International Class: 025 - SOCKS.

http://tarr.uspto.gov/servlet/tarr?regser=serial&entry=73286541

Who believes the authorities are not corrupt?
 

Link: WIPO.org.uk


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