[ALAC] GAC CommuniquÃ(c) from Toronto

Hong Xue hongxueipr at gmail.com
Tue Oct 23 10:54:31 UTC 2012

On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 4:29 AM, Alan Greenberg
<alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca> wrote:
> My recollection is that the URS does allow for names protected by
> international accord but the UDRP does not. Not sure about TMCH.

Neither URS nor TMCH covers marks other than trademarks/services
(registered, protected by international law or by special domestic
law). They are all purely trademark measures.

> At 22/10/2012 02:44 PM, Evan Leibovitch wrote:
>>Quick answer:
>>Because they don't want the hassle and cost incurred by other name-holders
>>(clearinghouse, URS/UDRP) and have convinced the GAC that their legal
>>titles are more important than those of the private sector.
>>This is all the more curious because my understanding is that international
>>treaty/law protects the IOC graphic symbol (five rings in that
>>colour/pattern) but not the word "olympic".
>>So... in other words (if this is accurate), they are asking ICANN to extend
>>beyond existing protections in the outside world.
>>At very least, this is not as clear-cut as the GAC would suggest.
>>- Evan
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