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Username: Watchman
Date/Time: Fri, February 22, 2002 at 2:54 PM GMT
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Subject: Possible.  But you are wrong: is valid


        Some squatters will get away with it.
On the other hand, the example you use is not a good one. was claimed by Conagra, a big food conglomerate.  In the Afilias shadow database, they provided their trademark number.  And sure enough, if you check the US trademark database, that's a good registration for "Victoria", owned by one of Conagra's subsidiaries.  If got challenged, Conagra would win. Just goes to prove that the situation's more complicated than it appears. 



Link: Afilias shadow database

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