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trademark disputes

The FCC has ruled:

"... we find that [trademark] issues properly should be addressed by the courts under the trademark protection and unfair competition laws, rather than by the Commission."

FCC CC Docket No. 95-155 Toll Free Service Access Codes, FOURTH REPORT AND ORDER AND MEMORANDUM  OPINION AND ORDER , Adopted: March 27, 1998 Released: March 31, 1998, Para 7.

As such, a toll free vanity number that is in trademark dispute can only be canceled, revoked, transferred, or denied portability by a court order, not by the FCC or a carrier or RespOrg.

Domain names should be treated no differently.

Judith Oppenheimer

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