[thelist] Aimster must give up domain to AOL

Erik Mattheis gozz at gozz.com
Mon May 21 12:37:52 CDT 2001

>I usually don't get involved with philosphy-type discussions on 
>thelist, but this article kind of hit a nerve with me..  This has 
>some pretty heavy implications.
>Aimster must give up domain to AOL

I'm not familiar with the case, but it seems to me that if the 
finding is correct that Aimster choose their name "because of the 
popularity" of AIM (thus intentionally trying to confuse their 
trademark with a trademark of another company) the verdict was 

Like if the founders last name or initials are AIM or there was any 
other good reason for the choice of the name, I would indeed think it 
horrible, but from reading that article that doesn't seem to be the 

- Erik Mattheis

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