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Re: [wg-b] How would .fame work?
I don't think the Higgs paper covered (i) the costs of monitoring the
exclusions in other tlds and (ii) fitting the classes of famous, well-known
and national marks into other tlds. The costs of getting .com holders to
switch to .fame (or something better) are enormous, unless it is some
technical fix mandated by the TM fraternity. What comments could be made on
"Roeland M.J. Meyer" wrote:
> Actually, the community DID propose it, in the name of one "Simon Higgs",
> years ago. Since then, there have been various proposals on how to operate
> it, but the intent appears to be the same.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of
> > Philip Sheppard
> > Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 1999 7:15 AM
> > To: email@example.com
> > Subject: Re: [wg-b] How would .fame work?
> > The proposal to spend further time over the .fame idea is not
> > a good one.
> > The reason wg b exists is because certain marks are famous -
> > and that fame
> > is widespread. The point is that you cannot box it away and
> > hope you have
> > imprisoned the fame. Fame pervades, it leaks out. It will not
> > be silenced.
> > The famous name is known to consumers, it is seen on goods
> > and services, in
> > ads on and off line.
> > Putting the famous name in one domain does not stop the potential for
> > consumer confusion and consumer fraud where that name is used
> > elsewhere.
> > If only it were so simple. If . fame was anything like a
> > solution the IP
> > community would have happily proposed it ages ago. Alas, it
> > is no solution.
> > Philip Sheppard
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