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Username: Garry Anderson
Date/Time: Sat, January 12, 2002 at 12:39 AM GMT
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Subject: Absolute Logic

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There are 16 U.S. trademarks that could argue 'consumer confusion' to take your domain (including 'The Prisoner' TV programme company). I have not checked other 200+ countries.

They could ALL challenge you.

Why should you live in fear, that at some future date, that they could take it from you.

You are not claiming to be one of those trademarks - therefore they should have no right to challenge you for it.

Trademarks are to identify source - YOU ARE NOT CLAIMING TO BE THEM.

Many others may use the same words - PROVIDING THERE IS NO CONFUSION.

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I do not have any 'famous' trademark domains, like FordMotor.com (that I know about).

What is the difference if you had FordMotor.com or orange.com - the mobile phone business?

Both are famous trademarks.

Trademarks are to identify source - YOU ARE NOT CLAIMING TO BE THEM.
 

Link: WIPO.org.uk


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