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Username: InternetAdvocate
Date/Time: Mon, December 3, 2001 at 1:09 AM GMT (Sun, December 2, 2001 at 6:09 PM PDT)
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Subject: Unfair competition with trademarks & domain names.

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"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."

Same for domain names.  A computer company with computer.info would be in unfair competition with other computer companies.  A directory of computer companies or computer websites should have that domain.

IntemetAdvocate is _not_ InternetAdvocate. [Note that m looks like rn in Intemet.]  This warning is needed, due to a fraudulent poser IntemetAdvocate using my name in the Real Name field and trying to pose as me InternetAdvocate.


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