managing mycompany.{all iso TLD + icann TLD) ?

Doug Barton dougb at
Mon Jul 24 19:35:26 UTC 2006

Jay R. Ashworth wrote:

> Someone's possesion of a domain name contining a string you have a
> trademark on *in one specific line of business* *does not constitute an
> infringement of your trademark*.
> Unless they *use it* *in conjunction with a product or service name*
> *in the appropriate line of business* *in a jurisdiction where you hold
> trademark rights*, they're not infringing you, and registering the
> string in 435 TLD's just to make sure they can't is the worst kind of
> stupid.

If I can borrow from Randy, I encourage my competitors (and more importantly
the competitors of my clients) to operate in the manner you describe.



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