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[wg-b] Do you agree with HTA?

Short, sweet, and to the point. 
I agree. I don't see how exceptions can be made. I think the famous marks
must relie on dispute resolution to mitigate the problems and to continue
to relie on the courts when necessary. I believe that the dispute reolution
policy will do much to minimize the wholesale, blatant fraud that goes on
routinely. And that would be a good start.

Can the introduction of new gtld's mitigate the problem? Can the new gtlds
be given the same categories as trademarks? Is your name your trademark? 

I don't think there's anyone who can come up with a -workable- exceptions
policy. Are there other ways to satisfy the concerns of the I.P.C.?


At 11:14 AM 9/2/99 +0200, Harald Tveit Alvestrand wrote:
>At 16:33 01.09.99 -0500, eileen kent wrote:
>>When you talk about "Nikes" you're talking about shoes.
>unless you are talking about:
>- obsolete surface-to-air missiles, immortalized at www.nikemissile.org
>- hydraulic systems (NIKE Hydraulics has been in business since 1924;
>   www.nikehydraulics.com)
>- a computing centre in the UK (www.nikedatacentre.demon.co.uk)
>This little list shows two things:
>- Famousness doesn't mean exclusive rights to the name.
>- There exist an infinite number of ways a name can be embedded in a
>   domain name. Registering every name is impossible.
>My personal opinions at http://www.alvestrand.no/ietf/wiponote.html
>                       Harald A
>Harald Tveit Alvestrand, Maxware, Norway