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Username: RinniV
Date/Time: Sat, March 2, 2002 at 11:38 AM GMT
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Subject: Nup

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Actually he did see his daughter as a business, in so much as Britney Spears makes millions upon millions a year in record sales - his daughter also wanted to get into show business as a singer. Common law states that you do not have to have a legally registered company to do business under a common law mark.

When you think of the name Lauren, do you automatically think of Ralph Lauren? I'd bet that most of the time you would think of the girl's name. Therefore the name wouldn't be confusingly similar. Past cases in UDRP have cited that owning a trademark is still not sufficient if it is not really promoted and Ralph Lauren consistently promotes its full name not just Lauren.

Also, if this brand was so important to the company, then why didn't they register it as a trademark with Neulevel, and attempt to register it themselves? It wasn't a 2B name.

By the way Sanjeev, it doesn't surprise me that you think WIPO is right most of the time - after all, they gave you one of the most valuable names of all, business.info.
 


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