Dear Senator _____,
NeuStar, in its winning bid for the .us domain,
to protect intellectual property rights
by allowing trademark holders to apply
internet domain names ahead of the general public.
Trademarks are granted
for many common words;
for services and products having nothing to do
the common meaning of the word.
What this means is that Kraft Foods can apply
and obtain "philadelphia.us" as they have
already applied for and obtained "philadelphia.info".
don't allow these "sunrise" provisions to
stand as is.
Stephan B. Feibish
1.) As the rules are written, those
who merely have
trademark **applications** can obtain .us names
the general public.
(applications filed before July 27, 2001)
2.) As the rules
are written, **stylized word**
trademark holders can obtain .us names
ways the rules are written trademarks on
stylized words trumph the general public.
the L.A. Dodgers can obtain brooklyn.us based on
the stylized version
of the word brooklyn that
used to adorn their uniforms.
3.) As the rules are
written, those who have
**supplemental** trademarks or trademarks claiming
nonexclusivity can obtain .us names before the
3.) As the
rules are written, those who have
trademarks claiming **nonexclusivity** can
.us names before the general public.