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[wg-b] Re: Nature of answer to question B

>- All suggested mechanisms that ICANN could implement to protect famous marks
>   are either ineffective or harmful to the development of commercial and
>   non-commercial use of the Internet

Why would the exclusion of third-party registration of kodak.firm from the
.firm TLD be ineffective in protecting the KODAK mark?

Why would the prohibition of third-party registration of ebay.firm be
harmful to the development of commercial use of the Internet?  It seems as
if the ability of the consumer to trust the fact that ebay.firm or
kodak.biz were associated with the owners of those famous trademarks would
aid, not hinder commercial use of the Internet.

>- UDRP will significantly reduce the cost to the "famous mark" holders of
>   protecting their marks against clear cases of cyberpiracy compared to
>   the curent situation

Is your goal to increase the cost?

>- A few more years of discussion in non-Internet fora about how to decide
>   what marks are internationally famous or not is likely to lead to
>   conclusions, and ICANN should not attempt to guess at these conclusions
>   at the present time; doing so might even harm, delay or bias the
>   non-Internet process for reaching conclusions in this matter.

Red herring.

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