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It's been a while since I've read the Neulevel policy agreement, and no doubt I'll
reread it for work soon, but from memory this information could be very useful during
STOP arbitration (and possibly beyond ...) for Group II and III names (which will
now be released later this year).|
In STOP, if you had the trademark for the name
and then someone else ends up getting it (quite possible through Neulevel's second-chance
registration system), then if you could prove that they were simply going to resell
it immediately (by showing them the aftermarket sales attempt), then you would undoubtedly
win back the name as this is all that's required for STOP's proof of bad faith.
believe there are a lot of false trademark claims in STOP anyway, so even if you
do successful register a .biz name (without a trademark) and another company initiates
STOP proceedings against you (because they pre-registered with a 'supposed' trademark),
if they cannot prove that they own a registered trademark, this would be enough to
show the bad faith of the complainant and you would retain the name.
probably use this in evidence if you had a prior-use registered trademark in UDRP,
However, I can't remember this resale restriction for Group I names and
names since registered. Can you remember where in the policy you read this? AFAIK
when registrants are shown to have no interest in a domain other than resale in STOP
mediation, this would demonstrate bad faith and that's why proof of attempts to sell
it (whether successful or not) would be useful for the other party.