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Domain name/Trademark

Domain name/Trademark

In Domain Names    -  updated on 5/23/2011
Good evening: I had registered a domain name and used it on a limited basis over 10 years ago. I was ready to launch a significantly larger company operation using this name and doing some research learned that someone has developed and has been selling products using my domain name as well as trademarking it with the word "the" in front of my domain name( URL) as well as using the same name as mine with the word" the" in front of my name. Should they have been required to due their due dilig...
How do we get our registered name back to use as a domain name

How do we get our registered name back to use as a domain name

In Domain Names    -  updated on 5/6/2011
Below you will find our info on the name we have registered. We are growing and would like to use this as a domain name but it has been taken. We have a few questions about this. 1- Can somebody else use this as a domain name even if we registered the name? 2- How do we find out who owns it and how can we get it back ? Thank you, Mark Eckert Joseph Loree THE SANDWICH FACTORY On Monday, August 21, 1978, a U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for THE SANDWICH FACTO...
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In Domain Names    -  updated on 3/25/2011
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Using part of a trademark

Using part of a trademark

In Domain Names    -  updated on 3/23/2011
can i use part of a trademarked product name or comapny name in a domain name if that specific part has not been trademarked. E.g "starwars orange wars"(trademarked), can i set up a domain "orange wars".com (were "orange wars" is not specifically trademarked) selling say dvd's of "starwars orange wars" ?
using a domain name of previously owned trademark

using a domain name of previously owned trademark

In Domain Names    -  updated on 3/22/2011
If a company has trademark XYZ and I just bought and registered XYZ.COM (they never owned it), am I permitted to use the XYZ.COM domain? Could I be sued for using it?
Trademark Registration of Domain Name.

Trademark Registration of Domain Name.

In Domain Names    -  updated on 2/9/2011
So my question is if I registered 3 domain names .. 2 without the hyphen as in domainname.com and domainname.net and domain-name.net but in the process someone else was able to aquire domain-name.com and it came up for auction without my knowledge.. My question is can I still register a service mark for the original domain name which I originally registered in 2004. and if a trademark is issued for that original domain name can I get that other domain name back or does it fall under some oth...
Similar URL issues

Similar URL issues

In Domain Names    -  updated on 2/3/2011
In 2001 I started a business XXXX YYYY Online and the URL was XXXXYYYYonline.com. I ran an online auto parts store and competed at the track for 5 years. A competitor bought me out to have me work for them and purchased (using a contract) XXXXYYYYonline.com and XXXX YYYY Online. They were then the owners of www.XXXXYYYYonline.com and were responsible for upkeep of the domain. They allowed the domain to lapse after 2 years since hey had their own URL and were not actually int...
rights to domain name

rights to domain name

In Domain Names    -  updated on 1/20/2011
Hi, I have registered a domain name in reklama.com 1997, in 2007 and 2009 another company has registered a trademarks: "reklama" and "reklama.com" can they claim the right to my domain name reklama.com? Kind regards, Jacek Zielinski
Internet Mark

Internet Mark

In Domain Names    -  updated on 12/15/2010
What is an Internet Mark? See http://www.nr-intl.org/ecommerce.asp. How is it different from a Trademark? My company owns the trademark for the name skumatics. I am trying to stop another company from applying for an Internet Mark and the following domain names: skumatics.asia skumatics.cn skumatics.com.cn skumatics.com.hk skumatics.hk skumatics.net.cn skumatics.org.cn Please advise.
Can the gym claim I dont have a right to use he name

Can the gym claim I dont have a right to use he name

In Domain Names    -  updated on 12/15/2010
I developed a workout while I was working in a gym. I taught the class there. Now I want to teach it at other gyms and trademark it. It is totally my workout.