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Re: [wg-b] Famous Trademarks
It's a big world.
Martin B. Schwimmer wrote:
> Which of the following do you think are famous marks?
> At 02:56 PM 9/24/99 -0400, you wrote:
> >I will be the first to admit that defining what constitutes a famous
> >trademark is not an easy task. But I do not believe that it is impossible.
> >I encourage people to look at Section 1205 of the Trademark Manual of
> >Examining Procedure -Refusal on Basis of Matter Protected by Statute or
> >Convention (available at http://www.uspto.gov). This sections contains a
> >list of marks that have been protected under US Federal Statutes and those
> >already the subject of international agreements in force, (e.g., "Red Cross"
> >and emblems protected by the Geneva Convention of August 12, 1949).
> >In addition, the Japanese government has recently enacted legislation
> >recognizing "famous marks." If you go to the Japanese web site they provide
> >a web enabled search engine to look through all 700+ famous trademarks. Yes
> >I was surprised that there were this many famous marks in Japan. And yes
> >there were several marks in the first few that I paged through that I did
> >not recognize. But then again I have only been to Japan once.
> >I just thought that this was some additional useful information to be
> >considered by all participants involved.
> >Has anyone been able to follow up with the Brazilian NIC concerning their
> >policy on protecting famous marks. I believe the information provided by
> >Judith on the 800 number was beneficial, and I would like to continue the
> >investigative process to make sure that we leave no stone unturned.
> >Thanks again,
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