Re: Update on DN Registration


Sender: "Steve Eppley" <•••@••.•••>

James Brazell wrote:
>The policy is called "first right of usage."  Simply by using the domain
>name you have a legal right to pre-empt a trade mark filled after you are
>using it.  I just went through this and lost our domain name.....

I don't understand your final sentence, Jim.  Would you mind elaborating?

Also, what is meant by "using" a domain name?  Is that something
more than possessing a name?  (Example: suppose you had an email
address at a domain but no one ever sent you mail there?  Is that
still "using" the domain?)

What *evidence* would be required to pre-empt someone's attempt to
trademark one's domain name?  Would a message from InterNIC granting
the domain name be sufficient?

---Steve     (Steve Eppley    •••@••.•••)

 Posted by --  Andrew Oram  --  •••@••.••• --  Cambridge, Mass., USA
                 Moderator:  CYBER-RIGHTS (CPSR)

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