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Re: [wg-c] Avery-Dennison decision and new gTLDs
>The court also clarified the nature of commercial use in a
>way that is beneficial to ordinary domain name holders:
>"Appellants do not use trademarks qua trade-
>marks as required by the caselaw to establish commercial use.
>Rather, Appellants use words that happen to be trademarks for
>their non-trademark value."
I'm not sure that obtaining a domain name such as dennison.net and leasing
it to people named Dennison is a particularly "ordinary" use of a domain
name. Who is an ordinary domain name holder?
>The most important aspect of the opinion however seems to be
>Avery-Dennison's failure to prove "famousness."