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Re: Can "PORTAL" or "SITE" be
« Reply #5 on: Nov 2nd, 2006, 9:35pm »
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on Nov 2nd, 2006, 11:55am, JSonnabend wrote:

Ah, yes, but then you'd run into a "primarily merely a surname" descriptiveness rejection Wink.  Sad, but I'm not making that up.

I think JOBSPORTAL would survive due to "portal" being a fanciful word to describe the store.  I might have to disclaim "JOBS" for the reason you give, allowing other stores to call themselves things like The Jobs Terminal, The Jobs Hut, All Things Jobs, etc.  At least, that's what I'd argue.
 
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Re: Can "PORTAL" or "SITE" be
« Reply #6 on: Nov 2nd, 2006, 11:18pm »
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on Nov 2nd, 2006, 8:15am, JimIvey wrote:
So, what do you do when Joseph A. Nike registers nike.com for his dental service?  or Alfred Buick registers buick.com to chart his family tree and share family photos?  or when Winifred J. Microsoftsucks registers a site based on her name?

 
Or when Uzi Nissan registered nissan.com to "promote"
his computer business (and spent lots of dough against
the car company)? Grin
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