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Old 23rd May 2007, 04:51 AM
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Problem with accentuated generics?

What happens when you register the correctly accentuated version of an established generic ascii site?

For example, arrivee.com (arrival in french) has a flight reservation site.
In time, the grammatically correct arrivée.com will most likely get a good part of the "mispelled" ascii traffic.

There is no trademark infrigement, but couldn't it be argued that your new IDN is unduly profitting from the older ascii site's traffic/reputation, as people make a natural switch over time?

This problem only exists in the latin script and I tend to avoid those situations, but I'd like to know people think . There will be a few irate ascii owner when IDN takes off.
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