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From toki <toki.kant...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Thoughts on Trademarks / Existing Domains on Podling Proposals / Reports
Date Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:34:18 GMT
On 02/12/2018 11:24 PM, Dave Fisher wrote:

> (1) PODLINGNAMESEARCH may not be needed.

Sometime in 1995/1996 time frame, "Seattle Storm Woman's Basketball" was
granted a registered trademark.

In 1996, The Seattle Storm Woman's Basketball team had a losing season.
In 1997, The Seattle Storm Woman's Basketball team had a losing season.
In 1998, The Seattle Storm Woman's Basketball team had a losing season.
In 1999, The Seattle Storm Woman's Basketball team had a losing season.

Nonetheless, in 1999, the NFL announced the formation of the Seattle
Storm Woman's Basketball team. Adding insult to injury, the NFL also
obtained a registered trademark for the phrase "Seattle Storm Woman's
Basketball".

Two registered trademarks of the same phrase, to be used by teams that
played the same sport, in the same city, during the same calender year,
and of the same gender.

The justice system in the United States depends upon who has the most
money, so The Seattle Storm Woman's Basketball team lost their court
case against the NFL.

Situations like that are why PODLINGNAMESEARCH always needs to be done,
preferably by at least two different groups.

jonathon

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