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[wg-b] RE: (wg-b) Noncommercial protections for words

     Champagne sounds good.  Send around some bottles before Y2k!

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Subject: RE: (wg-b) Noncommercial protections for words
Author:  "Roeland M.J. Meyer" <SMTP:rmeyer@mhsc.com> at GCOHUB
Date:    12/3/99 2:04 AM

What about Champagne?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-wg-b@dnso.org [mailto:owner-wg-b@dnso.org]On Behalf Of 
> Harald Tveit Alvestrand
> Sent: Thursday, December 02, 1999 12:12 PM
> To: KathrynKL@aol.com; mpalage@infonetworks.com; wg-b@dnso.org 
> Subject: Re: [wg-b] Noncommercial protections for words
> At 13:44 02.12.99 -0500, KathrynKL@aol.com wrote: 
> >If this group goes too broad, we will lose our mandate, our 
> support and our
> >intent.  The cybersquatting/UDRP looked at protection for trademarks 
> >(commercial marks);' the WIPO report looked at protection
> for famous marks
> >(as commercial marks).  If we want any type of mandate in 
> what we are doing,
> >this group must stay within the scope of previous work and deal with 
> >commercial protection of famous marks.
> >
> I don't think anyone has advocated moving in the direction of 
> making this
> group work with noncommercial marks. We're merely (I think) 
> exchanging
> information about categories that may abut or overlap with 
> the "famous
> marks" category.
> So far, getting the rough consensus that "statutorily 
> protected marks in
> the US only intersect the space of famous marks by accident, 
> if at all" is
> a reasonable thing to spend a few messages on. 
> BTW, I think the mandate of the group is defined in terms of 
> famous marks
> as defined by the Paris convention and TRIPS treaty; the only 
> mark I have
> heard mentioned on the list that has successfully been 
> defended in the US
> based on these treaties is "Cognac", which is not a trademark. 
>                          Harald
> --
> Harald Tveit Alvestrand, EDB Maxware, Norway 
> Harald.Alvestrand@edb.maxware.no