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Crayons.de

Labeled as domain in Domain Appraisal, started by philhevican, Feb 18, 2017

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  1. philhevican

    philhevican Established Member

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    Any opinions on this one word .de Domain?

    Cheers in advance!
     
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  2. makerpostla

    makerpostla Established Member

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    copyright
     
  3. todaygold

    todaygold Top Contributor VIP

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    Huh? The word 'crayon' is a generic word, like 'marker' or 'pen'.
     
  4. philhevican

    philhevican Established Member

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    Yea..I'm pretty sure the word 'Crayon' isn't copyrighted unless I'm missing something?
     
  5. Julio

    Julio DominioNombres.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    There's over 350 trademarks for the word crayons.

    From one mark: NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE "CRAYONS" APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
     
  6. todaygold

    todaygold Top Contributor VIP

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    Incorrect. There are over 350 trademarks that CONTAIN the word 'crayon'...the majority of which are no longer even active.
     
  7. philhevican

    philhevican Established Member

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    Do you think the domain is still worth something at least?
     
  8. gilescoley

    gilescoley Top Member PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Hi OP, I am not sure about Crayon as I haven't checked but just be careful and check before registering names.

    There are a lot of common words that are actually TMs, they have become household names because of their popularity..some examples below

    Jet Ski
    Bubble Wrap
    Escalator
    Dry Ice
    Cellophane
    Lanolin
    Dumpster
    Sellotape
    Thermos
    Trampoline
    Catseye
    WeedEater
    BandAid
    Onesies
    Breathalyzer
    Chapstick
    Kleenex
    PingPong
    Popsicle
    Rollerblades
    Scotchtape
    Realtor
    Tupperware
    Valcro
     
  9. philhevican

    philhevican Established Member

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    Thanks for that gilescoley, I've done some research and I believe the word 'Crayola' is TM'd but not the word 'Crayon'
     
  10. philhevican

    philhevican Established Member

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    So does anyone have a possible appraisal for this domain?
     
  11. gilescoley

    gilescoley Top Member PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I think you will struggle to sell this one as its so specific

    If people want Crayons, they go to the local store or buy them on Ebay, Amazon or Crayola.com
     
  12. Kieran001

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    Crayon is French for pencil and has been used to mean pastels in English since long before trademarks existed, absolutely no chance that it could be TM'd, however this is a .de and in German the word would be sifte meaning crayons, or buntsifte meaning colored crayons.
     
  13. Kate

    Kate Domainosaurus Rex VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Apple is a generic keyword, apples existed long before there was a computer company called Apple. So there is absolutely no chance that Apple could be TM right ?

    Since crayons means pencils (plural) in French how is it relevant in .de ? It is not, it can only be used as a brandable/corporate name and that's where potential TM issues come into play.

    If you want to sell domain names here are some the features you will be seeking:
    • no obvious TM issues
    • the domain name should have a clear purpose and be commercially viable (good brandables are ok too)
    • good extension
    • keyword should fit TLD: mixing French and German seldom works well
    • should have a large pool of potential buyers
    I too think you will struggle to sell this one. I am wondering what was the thought process leading you into registering this domain.
     
  14. gilescoley

    gilescoley Top Member PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    and Orange and Caterpillar too :xf.wink:
     
  15. Kieran001

    Kieran001 Established Member

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    Absolutely no chance that apple could be trademarked to sell apples, oranges to sell oranges, caterpillar, hmmm, not sure what they would be selling, that's just weird, but the point is, crayon can not be trademarked to sell or produce or whatever, if it has anything to do with actual crayons, that is what I meant.
     
  16. philhevican

    philhevican Established Member

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    Basically I figured that most Germans now are adept at using / understanding the English language and will also use English words within their vocabulary. 'Crayons' is a simple, easy to pronounce 1 word name which, haven spoken to a few German friends I know, understand the word and is it's meaning.

    Also there appears to be software company based in Germany called Crayon who uses crayon.de which is a little reassuring.
     
  17. gilescoley

    gilescoley Top Member PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Oh dear, you arent going to flog that dead horse again are you, I will leave you to it :xf.smile:
     

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