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Re: [discuss] Notes - Names Council Meeting, San Jose - 062599
Roeland is correct here. I believe that I posted the announcement of
changes from the USPTO some time ago now (April?) on the IFWP
list. Kent seems to be lagging knowledge in this regard significantly.
Why am I not surprised.... :(
Roeland M.J. Meyer wrote:
> It's actually better than that. Treaties were ratified, last January,
> that made cross-border trademark law more effective. I leave it to the
> legal community to detail how. The situation you are worried about isn't
> as bad as you think.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of
> > Cthulhu's Little Helper
> > Sent: Monday, June 28, 1999 2:46 PM
> > To: Kent Crispin
> > Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: Re: [discuss] Notes - Names Council Meeting, San
> > Jose - 062599
> > On 28 June 1999, Kent Crispin <email@example.com> wrote:
> > >On Mon, Jun 28, 1999 at 01:57:38PM -0700, Cthulhu's Little
> > Helper wrote:
> > >>
> > >> Actually, is it even possible to form a minimal UDR policy
> > that wouldn't
> > >> basically read as deferring to each country's laws on the matter?
> > >
> > >I have a trademark on "songbird" in the area of web hosting etc.
> > >Even on my tiny scale I do business worldwide. How does my tiny
> > >business defend its trademark in Singapore? A uniform DRP is a
> > >requirement for new gTLDs.
> > >
> > >People overlook the fact that the real beneficiaries of a UDRP are
> > >small businesses. Big businesses can afford the legal bills. Small
> > >businesses cannot.
> > I wasn't disputing the benefits or detriments of one. I was
> > merely asking
> > whether it would be possible to formulate one that didn't
> > simply point at
> > the individual country's laws and say "Abide by this in this country".
> > If the registrar operates under one country's laws,
> > particularly if that
> > registrar is in cooperation with that local government,
> > there's nothing
> > really stopping said registrar or government from saying, "Your rules
> > do not apply in our country. We will abide by our own laws in this
> > matter."
> > --
> > Mark C. Langston
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