[NA-Discuss] Fwd: [CommLawBlog] ICANN's New Uniform Rapid Suspension System
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.
> John Levine, johnl at iecc.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies",
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