[Gnso-newgtld-wg-wt5] Conference call: city names

David Cake dave at davecake.net
Tue May 8 02:56:59 UTC 2018

> On 4 May 2018, at 2:12 pm, Jorge.Cancio at bakom.admin.ch wrote:
> Dear Greg
> They may have rights in a specific jurisdiction, regarding specific goods and services. They have no right on the name as such. Much less globally.

	Jorge, isn’t your argument that rights in a specific jurisdiction, such as a municipality in Switzerland in Swiss law, do give them some global rights? I think that claim is weaker than trademark law, which has at least strong international agreements about trademark recognition.


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