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The national department of real estate owns all rights to the word Realtor?

Labeled as question in Legal Discussion started by levinsondomains, Jul 5, 2018.

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  1. levinsondomains

    levinsondomains Established Member

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    Hey folks,
    I have a client that claims that The national department of real estate owns all rights to the word Realtor, and he can't use the domain.
    I see a lot of sales with "Realtor" and it does not make sense for me.
    Am I missing something?
     
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  2. WeSell-Domains

    WeSell-Domains Active Member VIP

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    Nope you are not missing anything. REALTOR including the BLOCK "R" is a registered trademark and they will defend their trademark aggressively. To use the word Realtor, your client will have to be a member of the NAR or "National Association of Realtors". They can however use the word RealEstate without any problems.
     
  3. levinsondomains

    levinsondomains Established Member

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  4. Shuttlepro

    Shuttlepro Active Member VIP

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    /nm googled. So Realty and RealEstate are clean, but Realtor is trademarked.
     
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  5. WeSell-Domains

    WeSell-Domains Active Member VIP

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    Correct, Realty and RealEstate are clean and can be used but Realtor is trademarked and cannot be used unless it is registered by an individual who is a member of the National Association of Realtors. This information came straight from an NAR lawyer
     

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