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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

http://ecommerce.wipo.int/databases/trademark/output.html
 

Link: WIPO.org.uk


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