[NA-Discuss] Fwd: [CommLawBlog] ICANN's New Uniform Rapid Suspension System

Richard Tindal richardtindal at me.com
Tue Dec 13 23:38:19 UTC 2011

Regarding your last paragraph.

To be successful a URS complaint has to show more than the existence of a trademark that matches the domain.


On Dec 13, 2011, at 3:22 PM, John R. Levine wrote:

>> One think that seems evident, as this knowledge becomes more widely
>> disseminated, with the prospect of 100's of new gTLD's there will be a
>> stampede to to the USPTO who are going to clean up at $275 per.
> Hah.  The real price of registering a trademark is more like $1000 and up, 
> since it is quite rare for an initial application to be accepted as is.
> Of course, asking a trademark lawyer if you should register a trademark is 
> like asking an herbalist if you need some herbs.  Well, duh.
> The URS looks like another black hole to me.  As we all know, trademarks 
> are specific to an industry and geographic area, and registration is 
> optional, while domain names are not.  It is entirely possible, nay 
> likely, that a domain name could exactly match a registered trademark yet 
> have no intent to squat or confuse.
> Regards,
> John Levine, johnl at iecc.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies",
> Please consider the environment before reading this e-mail. http://jl.ly
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