Re: [DNS] What's in a name? Too little, says panel

Re: [DNS] What's in a name? Too little, says panel

From: Meliza Smith <smithm§callawrie.com.au>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 15:42:06 +1100
I think Doug meant generic TMs like "Soap" for washing powder, rather than
generic words used on unrelated goods like "Tide" for washing powder.  I
agree, we have to know what AUDa means by "generic". Is there any indication
of this in the report?

Meliza

----- Original Message -----
From: "Patrick Corliss" <patrick&#167;quad.net.au>
To: <dns&#167;auda.org.au>
Sent: Monday, 20 November 2000 3:18 PM
Subject: Re: [DNS] What's in a name? Too little, says panel


> Hi Doug
>
> Briefly, comments were not mine, it was a report from the Sydney Morning
> Herald.  The following statement is almost certainly not true:
>
> > Most significantly, the report proposes anyone applying for a domain
name
> > should first hold an associated trademark.
>
> The report itself is published, where you might expect, on the auDa
website
> at:
>
>                 http://www.auda.org.au/panel/name/index.html
>
> > But you can't trademark generic words so suggestion
> > above and this one are mutually exclusive are they?
>
> Of course you can trademark generic words.  There are many, many examples
> including "Tide" soap powder and "Freedom" tampons.  In fact, I once had a
> passing thought about writing a whole sentence just out of generic
trademarks.
> Try it if you like.
>
> But be careful about the meaning of "generic" as defined by Melbourne IT.
>
> > What power has this panel to implement any of this?
>
> Perhaps you should just browse the auDA website at http://www.auda.org.au/
>
> Best regards
> Patrick Corliss
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Doug Robb <doug&#167;clarity.com.au>
> To: <dns&#167;auda.org.au>
> Sent: Monday, November 20, 2000 2:38 PM
> Subject: Re: [DNS] What's in a name? Too little, says panel
>
>
> >
> > On Sun, 19 Nov 2000, Patrick Corliss wrote:
> >
> > > Most significantly, the report proposes anyone applying for a domain
name
> > > should first hold an associated trademark.
> > >
> >
> > Does anyone know where to get hold of a copy of the report?
> >
> > The suggestion above is rather strange to say the least.
> >
> > >
> > > Trademarks are more expensive to obtain.
> > >
> >
> > But and this is the killer ... using the usual application
> > process they take at least a year to get .....
> >
> > > The chair of the 30-person panel, Swinburne University academic Mr
Derek
> > > Whitehead, said its most controversial proposal was to get rid of a
ban on
> > > generic names. This would allow the likes of sydney.com.au to be
> registered.
> > >
> >
> > But you can't trademark generic words so suggestion
> > above and this one are mutually exclusive are they?
> >
> > > But Mr Whitehead said no final decision would be made until a meeting
on
> > > December 12.
> > >
> >
> > What power has this panel to implement any of this?
> >
> > regards doug
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > -----------------------------------------------------------
> > Doug Robb
> > Clarity Software Pty Ltd      http://clarity.com.au
> > GPO Box 763                   Phone: 0403 02 2527
> > Nedlands 6909                 Fax:   (618) 93867564
> > Australia                     email: doug&#167;clarity.com.au
> > -----------------------------------------------------------
> >
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