I have been corresponding with American DoC and USPTO about this.
Below is a reposting:
(and authorities) are ones responsible for causing trademark 'Consumer Confusion'
They do this deliberately.
They do so for reasons based on money and power,
without any sense of Justice.
They know how to solve this problem.
trademarks share a common word(s) with many others - even in same country.
example, in the case of etoy and eToys (e prefix for Internet) - 1,685 trademarks
share common word "toy" in USA alone.
There are tens of thousands of them in 200
Logical, therefore, that ALL cannot use slight variations on
this common word (as domain name) - else it would "infringe" upon others and cause
Those with a brain can see, nearly all domain names "infringe"
upon others and cause "consumer confusion" - it is just bull* excuse.
answer to *make things legal* is name.class.country.reg
But big business (therefore
ICANN) do not like it!
Example domino pizza in US would be: domino.food.us.reg
This acts as certificate of authentication (id tag) and directory - the .COMs
could still be used.
This is the EASIEST way to solve ALL the problems:
- authorised trademarks only
Coming across sex sites by accident
- easily found and identified
TM Fraud - it serves as a certificate of authentication
No need to police domains for trademarks (bad news for attorneys)
If you can
use the telephone, then you can use dot REG
.REG will mean, millions of small
businesses will not need buy up all new TLD domain names to protect their trademark.
When many more TLDs come, it will save them thousands in fees (bad news for registrars).
will NOT be able to prove that class, country and identifier need be LEGAL requirements
on the Internet.
Though ICANN policy (UDRP) SAY they have good ideals - to protect
trademarks on the Internet - this is a bare-faced LIE.
Only those unable to progress
ideas through to conclusion would believe them.
They only give certain trademarks
an illegal dominant position and create a 'cash cow' for their friends in the legal
This is demonstrably true and was the obvious intention.
in pocket of big business would say otherwise.
I dare ICANN to try prove this
considered and informed opinion wrong.
They will not - methinks they are cowards!
http://WIPO.org.uk - Nothing to do with WIPO.org - World Intellectual Property
Organization - part of UN, paid for (owned?) by big business.