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Username: Garry Anderson
Date/Time: Wed, December 12, 2001 at 10:43 PM GMT
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Subject: WIPO Dispute Decisions Contestable In U.S. Courts


Sorry this is not all that helpful. This just afirms the principle that they can be challenged, but does not say it covers UK.

Contains link to Yahoo news article and discussion about it.

Page down 3 or 4 times and you will see my posting. Some intelligent moderators gave me Score:5, Insightful ;-)

ANYHOW (reason for this post) - it is all driven by a false premises:

Primarily, that any word belongs to one company, above another of same name. That any big business can have sole use of any dictionary word - especially if person using it is not trying to pass off as specific trademark.

Some links -

Chinese Report: No special rights given for famous Web names

Shows that big business, governmental organizations and educational organizations do not have right of words above others.


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