[At-Large] Proposed ALAC statement on reserved names for the IOC and Red Cross

Avri Doria avri at acm.org
Mon Mar 5 03:19:13 UTC 2012

On 4 Mar 2012, at 20:06, Alan Greenberg wrote:

> Moreover, unlike trademark violation, 
> improper use of the symbols and strings are protected in most 
> countries by criminal code statute, so improper use is actually a 
> criminal offence.

Well that sounds like a good incentive to keep people from applying for those strings covered by law at the top level or at the second level.

In any case, for this round the Board already gave these strings the ultimate protection.  
What greater protection at the top level could IOC or RC ask?

For whose benefit are the proposals being made by the GNSO DT?


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