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CP/M User
January 21st, 2004, 09:45 PM
"Terry Yager" wrote:

> Yeah, seems like a person should always
> be able to use thier *own* name for thier
> business, even if by some coincidence,
> someone else happens to be using that
> same name for thier business. How can
> someone own my name, and deprive me
> of the right to use it, just by virtue of the
> fact that they registered it before me?

Well I just think they go a little to far
sometimes. On occasion I've heard of
people who assume that perhaps they are
related.

> (This thread should prob'ly be moved to
> the Rants page, seems to have lost it's
> humor somehow.)

Done! ;-)

Cheers,
CP/M User.

carlsson
January 21st, 2004, 11:08 PM
And another place here called Planet Hollywood (so
where the big Planet Hollywood came around) they decided it was time to change the name for this other place.
A friend of mine and his brother registered a computer related company named Planet Hollywood in Sweden. Since they're not in the restaurant business, use a different logotype and the "real" Planet Hollywood had not yet begun to explore the world, they got through with the company name.

Later, they also were asked or threatened to hand over the name, but as they have legal rights to it and are not in the same business, the "right" Planet Hollywood could not do anything other than offering money. Since the amounts of money offered were rather small and the computer company already had established itself, the whole thing is dropped now I think. The computer company though operates under another name if it does international business, after an agreement with Planet Hollywood.

So, if Mike Rowe never had offered to receive any money, had established content on his site and not on purpose designed it to mimic Microsoft's page, I guess a good lawyer could help him keep the domain.

CP/M User
January 22nd, 2004, 12:07 PM
"carlsson" wrote:

> So, if Mike Rowe never had offered to receive
> any money, had established content on his site
> and not on purpose designed it to mimic
> Microsoft's page, I guess a good lawyer could
> help him keep the domain.

I suppose it happens all the time, I've heard a
case over a certain name been registered for an
online business & another online business trying
to get that name which has resulted in altercations
between businesses & which have been quite
verbal, honestly I'd wish they grow up!! :-)

Cheers,
CP/M User.