Only trademarks on what's called the
trump the general
public. Trademarks on the supplemental
NeuStar, in its winning bid for the .us domain,
proposed to protect
intellectual property rights
by allowing trademark holders to apply for .us
domain names ahead of the general public.
Trademarks are granted for many common
for services and products having nothing to do
with the common meaning
of the word.
What this means is that Kraft Foods can apply
for and obtain "philadelphia.us"
as they have
already applied for and obtained "philadelphia.info".
allow these "sunrise" provisions to
stand as is.
1.) As the rules are written, those who merely have
**applications** can obtain .us names
before the general public.
filed before July 27, 2001)
2.) As the rules are written, **stylized word**
holders can obtain .us names
The ways the rules are written trademarks on
words trump the general public. So
the L.A. Dodgers can obtain brooklyn.us
the stylized version of the word brooklyn that
used to adorn their
3.) As the rules are written, those who have
**nonexclusivity** can obtain
.us names before the general public.