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Domain trademark

Labeled as question in Domain Beginners, started by bookname, Aug 6, 2020

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  1. bookname

    bookname Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    "Thank you for contacting Afternic Support.
    Your domains have passed all review checks and are actively listed on at least our standard network of reseller sites. Note that the following "pending review" listings couldn't be approved because they contain trademarked terms we can't sell, so they have been removed from the portfolio:"

    2 of my domains been removed due to the trademark issue, does this mean my domain no value anymore?
     
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  2. sircc

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  3. WatchDogue

    WatchDogue Top Contributor VIP

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    Agree with the above post in that using a domain name with a trademark issue can surely become a liability and possibly an expensive liability.

    IF you hand reg' the domains in question you learned a pretty good lesson re trademarks for what, $20. or so, far less expensive than having a lawyer involved.

    And if you acquired the name from another domainer you might inquire with that person about the names sold to you.

    The few times in my 24 years of having domains I suspected or thought I may have crossed the
    TM threshold I simply deleted the domain names and gladly ate the dollar loss.
     
  4. Acroplex

    Acroplex Top Member DomainGang.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    It means they had little/no value to begin with.

    PM me the domains if you want a private assessment.

    PS I am not a lawyer.
     
  5. bookname

    bookname Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Thanks for your private assessment @Acroplex , really appreciate it.
     
  6. Acroplex

    Acroplex Top Member DomainGang.com PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    NP. Glad I could help.
     
  7. Frank1001

    Frank1001 EEEF.com Gold Account

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    Trademarks can be linked to images, texts. Every country has or its own rules, or common rules. Like The Netherlands in Europe can be a protected area together with Belgium and Luxemburg. Or the whole European Union can be used to protect your brand. Two areas.
    The United States is a separate market to establish a trademark, so are many other countries in a different way specific about trademark laws.

    Some names or ideas cannot be trademarked, because they serve the public and cannot be protected.
    Some time ago i invented a new financial product, i presented it to a big financial institution. The department of R&D told me it was not doable. Not even a year later the newspaper showed an article about my product, going to be launched by that specific financial institution.

    It was the delivery of cash, especially for elderly people with little abilities to go to a bank, or wait in line at the cash machines. I designed a mini van that would drive from one elderly community to another, providing a big service and security to this group of clients. Financial advise also on location, insurances and such.

    My lawyers at that time told me that fighting the big financial institutions would be impossible, because my idea was serving a public purpose. Besides the 100 lawyers i would have to fight. Yes, i had my ideas protected in an intellectual depot. And trademarked the whole plan.

    Now many years later i know a lot more.

    What i mean to say is, trademarks can go a lot of ways. its is never real black or white. A good lawyer knows to work and bend trademark rights.
     
  8. bookname

    bookname Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    thanks for sharing your case.
     

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