[d@DCC] What is "intellectual property"?
jyoung at lexinformatica.org
Thu Sep 26 21:30:30 EDT 2002
>That's because trademarks exist for consumer protection, not for the
>benefit of the holder of the trademark (as much as recent domain
>disputes may have made us forget that).
There is an element of consumer protection attached to trademarks,
but that is only one aspect.
>My gf's parents run a company
>that operates in countries where trademark laws are poorly enforced,
>and have had problems where they recieved complaints about the poor
>service recieved from people operating under their business name
Do you think that your gf's parent's business is being harmed by the
actions of 3d parties who do not recognize their trademark in
countries with poorly enforced trademark laws? Put another way, do
you think Intel litigates the 3d party use of "something inside" to
protect consumers or to protect the integrity of their brand? Before
Intel branded chips, nobody cared what was inside.
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