Udarnik, A "Trade mark is not a Patient", years ago in NZ about 81 I did a Business Course , The very Young Tutor,One day confessed that he and a few mates had registered nearly every overseas successful Name that wasn,t operating in NZ yet. And Promptly got in early,
I thought what a scam, but a very expensive one ,Never seen him since , To find out if it worked , or was it a dream or the usual BS that he came up with. ........ Granitt
Well, wigee . . . . look at the fortunes that have been made by guys doing exactly that in the realm of internet domain names . . .
I know guys who have secured and made $millions per name! Now, what the stats are relative to grabbing a name of an overseas international company are in the .com business, I don't have direct figures.
I do know some played that game and held international corps "to ransom" . . . and it got so bad that the internic registrar brought out rules to prevent it.
The $$millions I refer to above has been made per name dreamed up as being a name that is so generic that peeps in the business referred to by that generic name would pay highly to secure it . . . and the guy sold it to them.