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Dead Abandoned Trademark - Ok To Register .com?

NameSilo
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Hi

Just wondering. I found a domain name I want to register but thought I would do a trademark search first and it did come up as having a mark but it says -

Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Abandonment Date March 1, 2016

My question is can I register the .com It is available as an expired domain
 
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After doing some digging on archive.org I found the domain did once have a site from 2006 to 2012 then it was dropped/expired. It then was parked on sedo for some time and was listed for sale for $877 for a good year.

I just registered it. Not 100% sure if I should have, just didn't want to pass on it in case it was safe to register.

This is some more info on the trademark I found -
Trademark Events
Event Date Event Description
2015-05-19 NEW APPLICATION ENTERED IN TRAM
2015-05-26 NEW APPLICATION OFFICE SUPPLIED DATA ENTERED IN TRAM
2015-08-26 ASSIGNED TO EXAMINER
2015-08-30 NON-FINAL ACTION WRITTEN
2015-08-30 NON-FINAL ACTION E-MAILED
2015-08-30 NOTIFICATION OF NON-FINAL ACTION E-MAILED
2016-05-08 ABANDONMENT - FAILURE TO RESPOND OR LATE RESPONSE
2016-05-09 ABANDONMENT NOTICE MAILED - FAILURE TO RESPOND
 
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Thanks for your input. I checked it out pretty thoroughly, 3 other sites said it was dead/abandoned.
The problem I see is, there is actually a game that is named very similar.

Also, I didn't realise because all the trademark searches changed the spelling but the spelling in the domain is slightly different.

This domain is casino related. Thought I would throw it out there. I have since taken the risk and registered it.

Not sure if it was the right thing to do but I really wanted that domain name. Thanks again.
 
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Also, the domain was parked for 2 years at sedo as well which is the main reason I thought it might be ok to grab.

  1. It is spelt a little different than the TM eg - Wins instead of Win
  2. TM on all TM search sites displays DEAD and Abandoned
  3. The domain has been parked for around 2 years. It did once have a website on it though.
the bad -
  • As @netvoy mentioned a TM application was last year..
  • There is a game with the title still out there (spelt different)

Not sure about this..Might have to drop it :(
 
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