Odd really. At least the Conservatives refuse to talk about "cases in front of the courts". Yet some unidentified Green Shift person has come to Blogworld (TM Pending) to give some explanations and some advice to yours truly. In fairness to Green Shift, perhaps this person doesn't even belong to them. Perhaps it's just another Conservative troll trying to help out. You be the judge.
Here's their statement in my comment section:
Whoever buys into the idea that you can protect yourself by buying up all surrounding web sites - you might want to consider that someone can simply affix your name to the end of their own website with a forward slash - they don't need to register a new site at all. Secondly, where does it end - we / Green Shift do own a multitude of "Green Shift" domains but do you really think there will not always be one you don't have... come on people - there are now tonnes of endings and soon to be even more, and multiply that by all the verbs that someone could affix to it - that is a losing battle. Trademarks on the other hand do have parameters and for everyone who has no clue about what this means you might want to do a little reading. The biggest issue with a trademark is how far do your right span and can you afford to protect it. If a Political Party started a campaign using the trademark from a very well known company, it is guaranteed that they would receive a Cease and Desist - the difference here is that they ignored it and hence the fact that it has turned in to a lawsuit. Why did they ignore it - maybe they gambled that we could not afford to protect our rights. If you don't believe me - I recommend that you read up - maybe starting at Industry Canada and the Canadian Intellectual Property Office and then looking at the number of cases where small companies cannot afford to exercise their rights.