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Does the GetVisaCard.com domain conflicts with the brand name “VISA” ?

Labeled as question in Legal Discussion started by blue crystal, Jun 9, 2019.

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  1. blue crystal

    blue crystal Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    If I sound naive it is because I am naive. I am a novice in the domain business.

    Does the GetVisaCard.com domain name necessarily conflict with the brand name “VISA” from the Visa International Service Association ?
     
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  2. offthehandle

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    I suggest that you might review the legal thread and John Berryhills replies.

    Here, Rick has a video, just for your question.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/DomainKing/status/1133689386590248960
     
  3. blue crystal

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    I will not take risks on this one. I will try to cancel it or drop it.
     
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  6. MadAboutDomains

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    It is. Refering to the world famous trademarked brand called "Visa".

    Also what possible use could you have for that domain?
     
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  7. artstar

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    u r obsessed with huge corp tm domains. STAY AWAY from them all and get real. u cant take the supposed ez route as it will BURN u!
     
  8. blue crystal

    blue crystal Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    No, I am not obsessed at all. I just keep "hammering" any matter until it becomes crystal clear to me.
     
  9. artstar

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    u must be a slow learner then just saying lol
     
  10. offthehandle

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    Bitcoin cannot be compared to VISA. Use the Tess website before buying any domain, you can see all the US trademark data and then make a decision. There are debatable situations, sure. But why risk it?

    I argued with some guy recently with a gray area name, its sorta dumb business to register risky names.

    Here was my response to TekApp.com, which Tek.com, Tektronix who has been around for years, sure you can argue it. But why?

    https://www.namepros.com/threads/tek-tec-or-tech.349763/#post-7183991
     
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    offthehandle, wait a moment. Even I would be reticent to your argument. There are tons of domain names that use the word "tek" in their names. It cannot possibly be a trademark violation. Only the use of the entire word "Tektronix" would characterize trademark violation.
     
  13. offthehandle

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    Like I said Gray area. If I were Tektronix, I would buy TekApp since its very specific. If someone else buys it, builds an app related at all to Electronics, then Tek will file a UDRP and rightly so.

    Tek.com is owned and like “Klennex” “Tek” is their common nickname industry wide for Tektronix equipment. Nobody with industry experience in the US would touch TekApp.com.

    Sure other versions of a suffix or prefix could be invented like Teknobabbly, Endotek, SuperTek, BestTek, TekPhase, etc. you might get away with those as long as they are not confusingly similar or in the same industry. But any intelligent end user would not risk buying a TM risky domain. Maybe another greater fool domainer though.

    https://vintagetek.org/ History site.
     
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  14. blue crystal

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    You are exaggerating on cautiousness. What is your next step ? avoiding to use any domain name with the letter "k" in it because it is also part of the "Tektronix" word ?
     
  15. artstar

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    hey bd buy the tm domains all up and see what happens then fill us in how it turned out for ya. btw u r wasting alot of time on issues that has been dealt with years ago u r accomplishing zero. hey its your time and $. np is here to inform and help domainers but people like u need to learn the hard way. knock yourself out newbie!

    its a non issue that is simply deluded thinking
     
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  16. blue crystal

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    artstar, take it ease, do not lose your civility. No one is obliged to necessarily agree with everyone's opinions. This is a free discussion. Furthermore, just because you are a member of NP, it does not mean that you represent the opinions of all members of the NP.
    I was called "slow learner" in a previous post, which is offensive and yet I kept myself civil. I am very grateful to those who gave me rational and grounded answers. But anyone has the right to question opinions that do not seem logical or balanced. If no agreement is reached. Patience. Just let's agree on disagreeing. It is part of life.
    As far I know this is a democratic and free forum.
     
  17. blue crystal

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    Yes, in this case, I agree. This person explicitly and directly uses the "Tektronix" name in his web site.
     
  18. artstar

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    hey mate i just cant stand ignorance when the evidence is so clear. u r an obvious contrarian and contrarians r a breed all their own, so they think anyhow. is that civil enuff man? i just luv to rile people up over obvious indifference to whats been declared foolish behaviour, so move on dude and get off the tm train as its going NOWHERE unless u like a ticket to lose!! and thats JUST just MY opinion matey!! btw u can keep reposting to whatever i say but ill keep coming back at ya till i get bored which is about NOW.
     
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  19. Jv1999

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    green cards are visa cards. like if u come from japan.
     
  20. bmugford

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    "Visa" referring to the credit card is an obvious trademark issue.
    "Visa" referring to a immigration document is generic.

    If the domain was like GetAVisa.com and used by a legal service for the generic use, that is one thing.
    Just holding something like "Get Visa Card" is not worth messing with. The "card" word actually makes it more infringing.

    Brad
     
  21. Jv1999

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    either way, tbh iz a bad domain lel :tightlyclosedeyes:
     
  22. blue crystal

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    I agree.
    What about currency names ? Can very common and public words become trademarks ?
    For instance, would it be ok to register the
    "DollarCurrency.com" domain name without being concerned with possible trademark ?
     
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  23. artstar

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    dollar or currency is not a tm! come on thats ridiculous
     
  24. bmugford

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    Only for a non-generic usage. "Dollar" in the rental car field for instance.
    It has acquired a secondary meaning for that brand usage.

    "Dollar" is way too generic to have an enforceable TM for the generic usage.

    Brad
     
  25. blue crystal

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    So, I got lucky with "YuanCurrency.com" ?
     

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