Return to New TLD Agreements Forum - Message Thread - FAQ

Username: Garry Anderson
Date/Time: Wed, December 12, 2001 at 10:43 PM GMT
Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer V5.5 using Windows 98
Subject: WIPO Dispute Decisions Contestable In U.S. Courts

Message:
 

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

http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=01/12/08/1559250

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 -

http://www.idg.net/ic_778197_1773_1-3921.html

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.
 

Link: WIPO.org.uk


Message Thread: