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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. Primary Names

    Primary Names ****** xXx ****** VIP

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    Congrats @johnn.

    Phenomenal for a dotorg. This wud easily be one of the top org sales. Unable to understand the connection of music genre with a dotorg though.
     
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  2. bulkdomainz

    bulkdomainz Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    That's one very good 'small transaction'! 🙂 Congrats!
     
  3. TauseefKhan

    TauseefKhan Established Member

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    @johnn many congrats!
    we have discussed a lot on trademarks in this forum. And, I think you've used your knowledge to the best of your advantage. Thanks
     
  4. vindo

    vindo Established Member

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    Indeed, his website is very clean and search friendly but it says "Not Secure". I think something is happening there with SSL certificates.

    Anyways, Congrats @johnn for the sale and thanks for sharing.
     
  5. lock

    lock DomainUsed.com VIP

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    You're smashing it this year @johnn
     
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  6. Lakshan

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    Wow. Awsome sale. Congrats
     
  7. TheBuyerz

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    May I borrow your balls for a bit
     
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  10. 1Darko

    1Darko Top Contributor VIP

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    Great sale and great humor - thanks! :xf.smile:
     
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  11. johnn

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

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    I received a lot of private messages asked me to:
    - Brokerage your domain
    - Advice on Legal TM issues
    - Trying to sell your name to me
    - Ask me how can you sell your name.
    I am only sharing the story based on my situation.
    I am still leaning everyday and if you notice:
    - I never post or provide appraisal
    - I am not qualified to provide brokerage services
    - If I want to buy your name I will contact you - don't need to send PM
    - I am not a Lawyer and cannot answer your legal questions - Consult your Attorney.

    Thank You for Your Understanding.
     
  12. Yawz

    Yawz Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    Thank you for sharing, we really do need these kind of real life inspirations to wait.
     
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  14. Joe Nichols

    Joe Nichols Common sense consultant VIP

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    Congratulations on the sale @johnn

    It's important, though, to clarify that a TM holder's right to a domain name has nothing to do with when they registered the TM. It has more to do with how the domain is being used and when that use started (compared to the commercial ventures of the TM company).

    I think this is a crucial distinction. Domainers should not feel safe to advertise/sell products and services under a domain name that has been trademarked for a similar use simply because they owned the name before the TM was registered.
     
  15. alcy

    alcy Top Contributor VIP

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    maybe what really made people email ya and think u are offspring of fallen Gods is when u said around 100k is small money ;)
     
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  16. Michael Ehrhardt

    Michael Ehrhardt Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

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    as I said many times

    A TM is a stupid invention from stupid people

    THX
     
  17. Beep.IM

    Beep.IM Established Member

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    Show em' how it's done! Congrats. Always good to hear a success story.
     
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  18. NickB

    NickB Wales.org VIP

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    Soo.....

    If you own a business a trademark will help with.....

    Brand Protection - think about all the years of hard work that has been put into your business and how people engage with your Brand and the perception it creates......

    Reputation - Potential Investment into your company, known as being trustworthy, reliable, good quality etc

    and the profits that can be generated from the above....

    Then some lazy idiot comes along after you have built a strong, profitable and sustainable company and decides to squat on your hard work and try and make a few quid from it and that company is stupid for wanting to protect it's rights?

    :xf.rolleyes:

    Get a grip.......

    Edit

    What @johnn has done is not infringe on any TM - you saying that any TM is stupid....is well......stupid
     
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  19. hollywood

    hollywood Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    What other defense is there beside trademark? Is there a better way?
     
  20. NameDeck

    NameDeck Top Contributor VIP

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    Well put. I'd like to add that TMs are actually designed to protect both the business and consumer. When I buy an apple phone, I want to be sure it's a quality phone, produced by apple. Not a cheap knock-off. It works both ways.

    As a domainer, the mere fact TMs exist actually make my domains more valuable. What's not to like about them?

    Don't feel scared/intimidated by TMs but read, learn and make it work in your advantage. That's what OP is saying with his post. Plus bragging about his > $1 sale :)
     
  21. trap3

    trap3 Top Contributor VIP

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    btw everyone.....

    He said under $100k.
    That could mean $50 ;)
     
  22. Michael Ehrhardt

    Michael Ehrhardt Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

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    A TM is an Invention from people correct ?
    First : for what do we need a brand ?
     
  23. Michael Ehrhardt

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    There are more than 500 TM,s for Coffee 😂🤣🤣🤣😂
     
  24. hollywood

    hollywood Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    First you need to use your own picture in your profile. Then you will begin to understand what a trademark is.
     
  25. Michael Ehrhardt

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    This is my foto 🤣 upload_2020-10-19_17-52-37.png
     

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