[Random-bits] Eurotrash.com successfully defended itself in UDRP decision

James Love love@cptech.org
Fri, 18 Aug 2000 14:42:25 -0400

Yesterday Eurotrash.com successfully defended its right to use the
eurotrash.com domain name, following a ICANN UDRP complaint filed by a
UK television program.

   One interesting bit from the unpublished decision, is the WIPO
panel's discussion of the name Eurotrash.  

		"the expression  eurotrash  was an apt expression for Respondent.  It
was coined in New York in the early 1980's as a slang term to describe,
apparently light-heartedly, upwardly mobile, and somewhat affectatious,
Europeans in that city.  Respondent provides a copy of a letter from Mr
O'Connell, an Irishman working at Thomas Regional Directory Co., with
Respondent, a Scot, stating that the nick-name  eurotrash had been
applied to them both by Eileen Markowitz, the President of Thomas
Regional Directory Co.  A confirming letter from Eileen Markowitz is
also supplied (Annexures 4 and 14 to the Response);

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