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Domain Name and Trademark Infringement

Domain Name and Trademark Infringement

In Domain Names    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Interesting,

I have owned a .com for 6 years doing business in my state.  I received a complaint for trade mark infringements form a company, that I need to respond too.  The complaint has everything under the sun as far as dirty deeds we have committed as internet spammers, conning people out of money acting like we are them.

There is not a shred of evidence on any of the allegations however, I need to respond legally or I'll loose somehow I'm sure.<...
Trademark vs Domain Name

Trademark vs Domain Name

In Domain Names    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Since 1995 I have owned and used in commerce the Domain Name Xxxxx.com (?Xxxxx? is a single compound word).   A rather large company has trademarked the same Xxxxx word a couple times, but as part of phrases like ?The Farmer?s Xxxxx?.  Their claimed first use is 1993.  Now, after 16 years since their claimed first use (in a phrase), this company has applied to trademark the word ?Xxxxx? as a standalone Mark, thus jeopardizing my continued ownership and use in commerce of D...
Need advise on domain name

Need advise on domain name

In Domain Names    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Hi,

I'm building a website that will offer brain exercises, possibly for a subscription fee for the premium content. I need an expert advice whether the domain name I have registered may be considered as a copyright infringement. My domain name is an 'e' added before a trademarked name; For example, if the trademarked name is apple321.com, my domain name is eapple321.com. apple321.com (as example) promotes a physical exercise system that, as they claim, improves ment...
Experience of domain name trademarks ?

Experience of domain name trademarks ?

In Domain Names    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Hello,

Following on from my previous posting on domain name trademark registrations has anyone had experience of
registering a domain name as a trademark expecially .com names ?.

I am a new business start up and looking to register more than one name over the coming 12 months and need any
advice which will help me do so as effectively and cheaply as possible.Initially i will be registering just the .com name but
at a later date extending them to global ...
domain name as a trademark - Can anyone help?

domain name as a trademark - Can anyone help?

In Domain Names    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Hello,

I am proposing to launch a social networking website and would like to register 1 of 2 .com domain name as a us trademark.

one of the domain names has already been registered as a trademark but i want to add 360 to the domain name for eg autotrader.com would become autotrader360.com .the 360 version has not already been registered as a trademark or a domain name.

the company that has the domain  name registered do not operate a social networking we...
Can we register a domain with a trademark in it?

Can we register a domain with a trademark in it?

In Domain Names    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Hello,
I am starting a website and was wondering if I can do this.

For example the domain microsoft.com is trademarked .

Now if I build a website about clothing and call it mywhatevermicorsoft.com, will it conflict?
Can I reproduce and TM character

Can I reproduce and TM character's name in Public Domain?

In Expired Trademarks    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Hello.

I read an old children's book from 1921 whose main characters were humanized fruits.  These anthropomorphic characters had names and were illustrated throughout the book.  One was named "Shy-lo".  Also, in 1921, the author produced and sold "Shy-lo" dolls to accompany the books.  In 1922 she registered a copyright for the doll's design and she registered a trademark for the doll's name "Shy-lo."

The ...
Are these names/domains too similar?

Are these names/domains too similar?

In Domain Names    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Well the person who was going selling me the alternative domain I was interested in has rather rudely disappeared off the face of the planet, so I am just going to go ahead with the potentially similar name. Thank you both for the replies, though I must admit I am just as confused as I was to begin with .
Hello, can I use this company name and domain?

Hello, can I use this company name and domain?

In Domain Names    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Ok, I don't know if you all remembered me. But, I asked the question before about using Talida as my company name. But, I abandoned that idea. Now, I chose a different name that would better describe my business. I live in Trinidad and Tobago and, that name is clear to use. And, the domain is also available. But, a problem that keeps nagging me, is that 2 companies in the United States use the names as their company names also (not trademarked though) Both of them are in that "IT&qu...
Registered Trademark vs. domain name

Registered Trademark vs. domain name

In Domain Names    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Hi,
In September 2004 I opened website specialzing in products for certain animals.  5 Months later as I was browsing related sites, I noticed that it looks like a Canadian has registered  a trademark for a line of products for these same animals.  The trademark matches my domain name.  They sell their products online under another domain name.  Their products are very different than mine, even though they are for the same animals.  Am I infringing on anythin...
Domain name might be trademarked

Domain name might be trademarked

In Domain Names    -  updated on 11/11/2009
I bought a domain name. The name is a generic term that is industry specific. cablecontractingjobs dot com. I was recently contacted by cablecontracting dot com stating the following:

Cablecontracting is a trade mark site. Also it has a copyright which was
published in 1998.  This means any name that may cause public confusion as
to ownership will not be allowed to be used by anyone other than its owners.
I would appreciate it if you can use a name that would not caus...
Business Name + Domain?

Business Name + Domain?

In Can I Trademark it?    -  updated on 11/11/2009
This may seem a bit silly to some, but I am planning to make a business within an existing online MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game). It will be a completely non profit business in the sense that it will only operate on game currency. I will hire players in the game to work and pay them with game currency as well. All products sold will be ingame products. The only thing I want that separates it from a virtual business within a game is a website. Tons of people play the g...
Domain Name, Trademark

Domain Name, Trademark

In Domain Names    -  updated on 11/11/2009
hi,

i am starting up an internet business. my company is based in austria, europe. the internet service will be offered worldwide, however focus will be on us and european markets.

i've registered a .com domain name, i've checked the uspto, the european trademark databases and google for uniqueness.

there are a few months left until i will go live with the website, i. e. the name will not be in commercial use until then.

i now want to protect my domain name using t...
IP domains offered by TM offices

IP domains offered by TM offices

In Domain Names    -  updated on 11/11/2009
I am quite amazed that trademark offices do not add domain registration to their service given that domains really are TMs online.

I am working for a domain registrar with focus on IP domains. We are in the phase of developing some new products directed towards TM holders in order to secure their IP domains in the countries where their TM is protected.
Perhaps you could give me some good ideas about such a solution. What makes trademark offices tick if you were to implement this pro...
Verify Ownership-Domain Name/Logo

Verify Ownership-Domain Name/Logo

In Domain Names    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Hello,

This may be a question for an attorney, but I'll give it a shot here in case someone has had a similar experience.

I live in TN. A  firm in UT. has completed my brochure web site and is in process of designing my logo. They said, (orally), that I would own the website, domain name, and logo. Presently, my domain name is showing as registered to them.

Before I try to register my domain name myself, or do a search and apply for federal logo registration, is ther...
Could I use this domain name?

Could I use this domain name?

In Domain Names    -  updated on 11/11/2009
I would like to use the following domain name: nextguitarstar
but I noticed there is another website called: nextmusicstar
Their name has been trademarked, would this be too close to use?

Any help appreciated  
Infringement Question - Magazine and Domain name

Infringement Question - Magazine and Domain name

In Trademark Disputes    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Hello,

I'll summarize the situation for now and can add details as requested.  Basically, my small marketing company is launching a free monthly publication named Living Dallas Magazine.  We've received a cease & desist from Dallas Magazine which owns the incontestable trademark "Dallas".

Cannot the term "Dallas" and phrase "Dallas Magazine" be considered generic?  Our magazine is freely distributed and the other is sold for prof...
domain name as trademark

domain name as trademark

In Domain Names    -  updated on 11/11/2009
would a descriptive domain name for example fiberglassscreendoordotcom be eligble for trademark registration at the USPTO since it is unique because the the 3 words are merged? If it is eligible would a person register wwwfiberglassscreendoordotcom or fiberglassscreendoordotcom
i had to spell out dotcom because of spam filter on this forum
A Foreign Trademark Domain... of Google

A Foreign Trademark Domain... of Google's!

In International Trademarks    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Anyone have any experience of Google against the EU trademarks?

My Italian domain of a google trademark just received a C+D and how can I even am sure that the lawyer in question is a google representative ?
Domain name dispute: POTTERYBARN dot ORG

Domain name dispute: POTTERYBARN dot ORG

In Domain Names    -  updated on 11/11/2009
I have been given a notice that icann procedding are being taken against me for the use of this domain <potterybarn dot org>, which it is claimed by a third party to be breaking icann rules against such matters. I have read the rules about trademarks and other issuess and i can not understand what i have done wrong.

Once i became aware of the EU and USA trademark owened by the company, i clearly stated on my website that i have nothing to do with them

There are three rul...