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MichaelSavageSucks.com also nastygramed by radio show lawyers



Previous Politech message:
"Radio host Michael Savage nastygrams 
SavageStupidity.com"
http://www.politechbot.com/p-04691.html

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Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 00:22:46 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jak Crow <jakcrow@mom-is-a-terrorist.com>
To: Declan McCullagh <declan@well.com>
Cc: driski@klmfirm.com
Subject: Re: FC: Radio host Michael Savage nastygrams SavageStupidity.com
In-Reply-To: <5.2.0.9.0.20030427232840.015e1be8@mail.well.com>

Hi guys. Todd at michaelsavagesucks.com also got the nastygram. His came from
"lawyers" at TRN, the radio network that syndicates Michael Weiner's
show. Todd has correctly pointed out that TRN doesn't own the trademark for
"Michael Savage", in fact, no one does, as a trademark hasn't been granted to
a filing made only within the last year, and even then, it's filed by Weiner's
wife, not TRN. Todd has also discovered several domain names for "Michael
Savage" that sit unused.

Feel free to put this on the list just to let people know  :)

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Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 01:58:48 -0400
To: thomas@thomasleavitt.org, declan@well.com, PLEVY@citizen.org
From: "Robert L. Ellis" <rellis@internet-attorneys.com>
Subject: Re: FC: Radio host Michael Savage nastygrams
   SavageStupidity.com
In-Reply-To: <5.2.0.9.0.20030427232840.015e1be8@mail.well.com>

Hi Thomas,

FWIW may I suggest that your counsel check out the sting.com case in which 
Gordon Sumner lost his UDRP, in part because the word "sting" is a 
dictionary word.
http://arbiter.wipo.int/cgi-bin/domains/search/CaseCatReport?lang=eng&case_id=598

- Bob Ellis

(Gloating rights: a while back I won a UDRP against Van Halen based on the 
argument that the site in question was a genuine fan site.)




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