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Oppose the .uk roll out - StopNominet.com

Discussion in '.UK Domain Name Consultations' started by khalid, Nov 5, 2012.

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  1. khalid United Kingdom

    khalid Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    Just doing my bit for the community!

    Popped up a simple site with contact form below that'll ping an e-mail to Rory Kelly at Nominet (policy exec) and the IPO office opposing both the .uk extension and .co.uk trademark.

    Would be grateful if you could take the time to fill out submit your info.

    Cheers!
     
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  3. Edwin

    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Great stuff. Signed and tweeted.
     
  4. Stephen United Kingdom

    Stephen Well-Known Member

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    Thanks and signed
     
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    I've done it and tweeted, cheers mate
     
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    TinkyWinky Active Member Acorn Supporter

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    Yep done! Cheers Khalid - one to tweet and put on homepages etc. Shoudl also throw this over to Guardian / BBC etc.

    TW
     
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    Well done! Will sign!

    ........................... Done!
     
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    khalid Well-Known Member

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    GreyWing Retired Member

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    Yes they are, the super moderator uses umbrella-consultancy.co.uk when someone is already on the umbrellaconsultancy.co.uk

    I can't believe one guy chose that name, but someone decided to piggy back the first one is unreal.

    Marketing Guru's :shock: Still in the land of the blind the one eye'd man is king.

    Back on to the thread, good site khalid and I'll stick a link on it from my site.

    Cheers
    GW
     
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    Great idea! Signed and Emailed!
     
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    developdomains Well-Known Member

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    cracking idea Khalid, signed and will tweet/blog etc about it. well done.
     
  14. WaftyCrank United Kingdom

    WaftyCrank Active Member

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    Signed it mate. We should get this out as far and wide as it will go.
     
  15. GreyWing

    GreyWing Retired Member

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    The Trademark thing is just a design though isn't it?

    It isn't trademarking the text, so I doubt that you can stop it being trademarked. I might be wrong though.
     
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    See where it says "Mark text: .co.uk". Therein lies the rub.
     
  17. GreyWing

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    It's down at the minute, I can't see how on earth they'd get away with possibly registering that as a TM word (rather than image) especially when there is one already from 2005 in the same classes.

    Bizarre
     
  18. GreyWing

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    From what I can see it is just "Stylised word", I think it refers to the design of the way they have presented the words.

    I don't think it is to stop others using the .co.uk. Granted I don't know why they are doing it but I don't think it would stand in just words.
     
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    I agree with Greywing, I may be wrong, but I dont think they could trademark .co.uk, plus I dont see how they could possibly hold anyone to ransom for having .co.uk in their domain.

    I could be misinterpreting things, but to me it looks like the design.
     
  20. khalid United Kingdom

    khalid Well-Known Member

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    My employer is the same, we couldn't trademark the words but we could the text with logo.

    However it doesn't stop Nominet trying it on with companies in future though and having a TM will strengthen it.
     
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    Could one obtain a "SW" mark as a stepping stone to a "WO" mark (down the line)?
     
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