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Just Sold a TM name today

Labeled as information in Domain Selling and Domain Sales, started by johnn, Oct 15, 2020

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  1. johnn

    johnn WeSellName.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I own an .org name and the name was registered in 2008.
    I got an email from a man saying he owns the trademark of my name and wanted me to hand the name to him or he is going to file for UDRP.
    After checking I see that he filed the TM 5 months ago on 04/2020.
    I told him that the name was registered before his filing for TM and he has no leg to stand even if he files UDRP. Beside it's going to cost him money.
    So I gave him 2 options: Go ahead and file or buy the name from me as I am not a CyberSquatter who registered the name AFTER seeing his TM.
    After a couple emails back and forth he agreed to buy the name. The money is in my bank now.
    It's a small transaction under $100K

    Know Your Rights and Don't let the Bad Boy Scare You!
     
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  2. MA000

    MA000 Established Member

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    Thanks for sharing, we all needed to hear that :)
     
  3. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    Thanks, @johnn for sharing your valuable experience.

    I hope to never be put in this; (or do, depending your outcome ;) but will recall check date filed

    Otherwise no leverage! Wow registered more than a dozen years before TM filed.
     
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  4. alcy

    alcy Top Contributor VIP

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    that's good.

    p.s. that's a big amount...not small...
     
  5. johnn

    johnn WeSellName.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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  6. kite26

    kite26 Fearless Bird VIP

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    At first, congrats for the sale! How you check it?
     
  7. Samer

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  8. johnn

    johnn WeSellName.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I checked the TM filing and the guy is a big boy in the Music Industry.
     
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  10. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    Thanks johnn, i used to use;

    https://knowem.com/checktrademarkavailability.php

    Yours seems more legit; But also good to have options.

    Original USPTO database .gov search website is convoluted. like US wants u to hire lawyer just to search for the dam TM!! (let alone defend it)
     
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  11. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    Johnn's link;
    he has his own sources, methods that are legit.

    Have backup options' anything but the USPTO official website :hungover:
     
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  12. s.g

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    Well done, John. Nice one.
     
  13. NameDeck

    NameDeck Top Contributor VIP

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    :xf.grin: congrats on the sale!
     
  14. johnn

    johnn WeSellName.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Under $100K is nothing.
    We have a thread here which showcase all the names over $100K!!!
     
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  15. NameDeck

    NameDeck Top Contributor VIP

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    Your sense of humour is priceless :)
     
  16. s.g

    s.g Restricted (Chatroom) Gold Account

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    Now I am confused! As always in Johnn's case...
     
  17. passini

    passini Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I got several emails in the latest 15 years. Several from owners and a few from lawyers. These from law firms were in nice spelling and branded paper (these were coming by normal snail mail).

    I always told them "go ahead if you think you right", 70% never follow up (including law firms) and with the other 30% I was able to manage a sale. Numbers are approximate of course...
     
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  18. s.g

    s.g Restricted (Chatroom) Gold Account

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    Statistically fascinating, actually. Ours is safe (IP-wise) but it's good to know this anyway. Thx.
     
  19. alcy

    alcy Top Contributor VIP

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    I want invitation to the world u live in where round 100k is nothing heheh
     
  20. johnn

    johnn WeSellName.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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  21. koolishman

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    @johnn for president!

    Namepros member in oval office!
     
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  22. johnn

    johnn WeSellName.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    No - I work as a Janitor taking care of the lawn and flower beds.
     
  23. tupungato

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    You lowered your guard, @johnn, there is a mallard walking among the flowers.
     
  24. johnn

    johnn WeSellName.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    The mallard belongs to the Secret Services and not in my department.
     
  25. jiy k

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    Great Sir, The last line is very encouraging. If someone gets a mail like this many wouldn't know how to deal with this. Thanks for the insight.
    Your website Wesellname is too good. How did you design it. Its Clean and Simple.
     

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