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Username: Garry Anderson
Date/Time: Mon, January 14, 2002 at 12:32 AM GMT
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Subject: This made me smile


Okay, okay - so I am easily pleased :-)

This is the page on the UN WIPO site that contains the long list of Trademark Offices.

I only just noticed it - did not see it on December 16, 2001 (when I posted the list here).

It just confirms what I have been saying.


WIPO Ecommerce - Trademark Database Portal

Note that not all intellectual property offices have publicly accessible on-line trademark databases and that any searches using the links provided on this site will not be sufficient to determine definitively whether or not the domain name is infringing.


Basically they are saying; even after you check everywhere on the planet that they can point to - they may still take your legally held domain name from you.

Still, as long as WIPO get their fat hands on those nice cash fees - that is okay then.

With virtually every dictionary word trademarked, most domains infringe on one. All domains are bound to cause 'consumer confusion' to trademarks - so loads of money coming in for WIPO.


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