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[wg-b] food for thought

When U.S. Toll Free Users - 95% of the freephone population - petitioned
for trademark protection of its 7-digit U.S. format vanity numbers in
the 8-digit Universal International Freephone Number (UIFN) scheme that
(mis)appropriated the U.S. 800 brand to begin, the international
corporate and trademark community overwhelmingly voted no.

Despite consumer confusion that could be caused by two different 800
codes labeled toll free, they argued that because the formats following
the 800 code were different (7 digits U.S. vs. 8 digits UIFN), trademark
and brand infringement were a non-issue for U.S. users.

Where is that point of view on the part of the international tm
community now?


Judith Oppenheimer, 1 800 The Expert, 212 684-7210
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President of ICB Consultancy: http://JudithOppenheimer.com