Legal Question - Brand name usage in urlhttp://www.trademarkia.com/answers/brand-name-usage-in-url_291238.htmlGet answers and trademark advice from trademark lawyers across the world.Copyright (C) 2008-20095Brand name usage in url<table border="0" width="100%"><tr><td width="42"><a href="http://www.trademarkia.com/answers/brand-name-usage-in-url_291238.html"><img src="http://www.trademarkia.com/images/icons/small_q.gif" border="Question & Answers" /></a></td><td><div><a href="http://www.trademarkia.com/answers/brand-name-usage-in-url_291238.html" style="color:#333;"><span style="font-size:14px; font-weight:bold; color:#333;">Brand name usage in url</span></a></div><div style="font-size:11px;"> - &nbsp;<span style="font-size:11px; font-style:italic;">posted on 11/11/2009</span></div><div style="padding-top:6px; font-size:11px;">The company I work for sells XYZ products online, via half a dozen or so URLs. &nbsp;For some unknown reason, company XYZ doesn't want us to use their name in our URL even though nothing but products from XYZ are offered for sale, and the sole intent of having their name in the URL is to promote said products..<br><br>XYZ participates in no retail business. &nbsp;All of our sites contain links to XYZ's home page, clearly indicating that we are NOT XYZ but rather a retailer of XYZ products.<br><br>From what little research I've done so far, XYZ has no legal standing to force us to surrender the domain names in question. &nbsp;(Of course, there are non-legal pressures that they can bring to bear, but the letter that XYZ sent really ticked me off.)<br><br>Since I'm not a lawyer, I'd like to get as much input on my standpoint as I can. &nbsp;Assuming the facts above, do I have a good chance of prevailing in a lawsuit and/or ICANN dispute?<br><br>Thanks. &nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="font-size:11px;"><a href="http://www.trademarkia.com/answers/brand-name-usage-in-url_291238.html" style="font-style:normal;">Read More <img src="http://www.trademarkia.com/images/buttons/arrow.gif" alt="Answer this question" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.trademarkia.com/answers/brand-name-usage-in-url_291238.html" style="font-style:normal;">Answer <img src="http://www.trademarkia.com/images/buttons/arrow.gif" alt="Answer this question" /></a></span></div></td></tr></table>http://www.trademarkia.com/answers/brand-name-usage-in-url_291238.html