[DNS] Secondary Market

[DNS] Secondary Market

From: Kim Davies <kim§cynosure.com.au>
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 14:57:10 +0000
Quoting Charlie McCormack on Wednesday July 19, 2006:
| You are referring to a product or process, not a word or series of words as
| a mark, there is a big difference.

I thought you would patent a product or a process? What is wrong with
what I said with respect to trademarks?

Can you give an example of other cases where having a trademark
unilaterally usurps other restrictions, rules, regulations or business
processes that may otherwise apply?

I just don't see the connection. Trademarking a name isn't an automatic
or exclusive right to everything and anything with that name it. Nor
does it prevent a business from otherwise conducting business that is
otherwise permissible just because it involves the same letters.

Why can't a domain like apple.foo be licensed Apple Records, or the
Apple Growers Association, or Gwyneth Paltrow's kid Apple, or Mrs Apple
- just because Apple Computers has a trademark on it in relation to

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