Originally posted by dk2
This is a very silly thread.
Depends on whether you are involved or not.
This is the timeline:
Q1 1998 - Naspers/Media24 registered domain 24.com (could have been sooner, I'm not sure about this one)
Q4 1998 - Naspers/Media24 files trade mark application
Q1 1999 - I registered host24.com
Q4 2002 - Naspers/Media24 objects to my usage of host24.com
Q1 2003 - trade mark application changed to "Advertised"
Q1 2003 - I object to their trade mark application
Ok, if their application is successful, the registration date of the Trade Mark will be Q4 1998, i.e. date of application.
Now tell me that this thread is silly ... It would have been a completely different issue if I registered host24.com before they filed their application.
The same sort of thing is happening all the time in the USA (and the rest of the world), not only in South Africa.