Well, I am going to post perhaps on possible usefulness of practically
applying some linguistic concepts like 'deep-structure analogues' , and
'conceptual cognates', but perhaps the Experts on the Lists are way ahead of
us in getting around "surface strings" of alphanumerics as just that. Will
forward. :) L.
PS: a DNML (Domain Name Markup Language) should help; perhaps one's in
From: Adin Falkoff <[log in to unmask]>
To: L Misek-Falkoff <[log in to unmask]>
Cc: CyberSpaceLaw <[log in to unmask]>; Internet and Computer
Law Association <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Monday, October 11, 1999 10:23 PM
Subject: Re: Domain Name Questions
> Maybe it has something to do with the difference between the reality
>of auditory or visual similarities on the one hand, and the virtual or
>abstract reality of legal definitions of acceptable similarity on the
>other. For example, if I owned "doctor-email" I might be unhappy to see
>someone else owning "dr-email" and would like to have them enjoined from
>its use, but that would require invoking some pertinent law which, it
>may turn out, for reasons I don't understand or prefer not to credit,
>doesn't agree with my definition or perception of a collision. Which,
>perhaps, boils down to: What is the legal definition of a collision?
>And that may turn out to be a moving target.
> On a lighter note, if I were in the business of raising and selling
>birds, do you suppose Avery-Dennison would object to my use of the
>business name "Aviary Denizens"?
>L Misek-Falkoff wrote:
>> This question may have an obvious answer but so far I don't see it (under
>> nose). Appreciate comments.
>> Since a 1-letter change seems to secure a domain name, why are there ever
>> any (putting it in absurd extreme) collisions among those interested in
>> protecting names? This question was in mind re the Avery-Dennison v.
>> case, but more so since there exist e.g..'dr.email, doctoremail, and
>> doctor-email' domains (I shouldn't have let the first lapse? Perhaps,
>> Perhaps not, Perhaps immaterial re some issue?). Of course, the simpler
>> format the greater name recognition. And what else?
>> :) ldmf.