Re: [ga] UDRP dead?
- To: George Kirikos <gkirikos@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [ga] UDRP dead?
- From: Jeff Williams <jwkckid1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2004 21:40:52 -0700
- Cc: ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, icann board address <icann-board@xxxxxxxxx>, Esther Dyson <edyson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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George and all former DNSO GA members or other interested
The UDRP was DOA a long time ago. If you had reviewed the WIPO
reviews and comment periods of a few years back, you and news.com
would have known that now or today. However I recognize the decision
by the than Esther Dyson lead ICANN BoD was before your involvement..
George Kirikos wrote:
> See: http://news.com.com/2100-1038_3-5190324.html
> about how Google is allowing folks to bid on trademarked terms. If one
> accepts Google's reasoning, it's not a huge leap to see that the basis
> for UDRP might also come under fire, i.e. attracting traffic for
> comparative advertising.
> So, for example, someone squatting on www.drinkcocacola.com could make
> a landing page saying:
> "Welcome. You were probably looking for www.cocacola.com . But, 2 out
> of 3 people in a blind taste test preferred the refreshing taste of
> Pepsi. Try the choice of the New Generation at www.pepsi.com and get a
> free coupon to save $1 on your next purchase."
> Fair use?
> Comments/analysis from the IP Constituency would be most appreciated
> (although non IPC folks might be interested in this issue, too).
> George Kirikos
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