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Trademark issue help!!

Labeled as question in Legal Discussion started by OB1200, Apr 28, 2018.

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  1. OB1200

    OB1200 Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    Hi there guys.

    I own pointer.org and I want to contact a couple of companies to hear if they are interested. The companies have very similar names to my domain for instance Pointercontrol, Inc and Pointer Creative, Inc. Would it be a good ideas to contact them?? They probably have a trademark on their name but it is not 100p similar to pointer.org

    Thanks for your time i really appreciate it.

    Omar
     
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  2. TERADOMAIN

    TERADOMAIN Active Member VIP

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    Hi,

    If we contact Trademark holder to sell similar name which clearly prove name got purchased or registered with bad faith. It’s clear case for them to win against you right away in case they file UDRP against you.

    Thanks
     
  3. john_karr

    john_karr Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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  5. xynames

    xynames XYNames.com PRO VIP

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    Short (free) answer: there is little chance of a TM issue.

    There is also little chance such companies will want your .org
     
  6. Michael Ehrhardt

    Michael Ehrhardt Active Member VIP

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    It,s generic
    Go for it 🤓
     
  7. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent VIP

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    I personally would not contact them as it would indicate that one consideration in purchasing the domain name was that companies had that name (UDRP). If they already are established in .com, I think the payoff is unlikely anyway, and not worth possible legal headaches. (I have no legal background beyond a grad course in Legal Aspects of Education which is not too relevant here!)

    The name pointer is very generic, though, so would send a wider net. In particular, pointer is a data structures common term, and pointers are used in technologies like blockchain and cryptocurrencies using blockchain. Since they like to brand in .org, I would try to find a tech startup in that field. Good luck.
     
  8. LucidDomains

    LucidDomains LucidDomains.com VIP

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    It's a dictionary word, even if you owned the .com, it would be very unlikely for any company to forcibly take this domain from you.
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2018
  9. NameSee

    NameSee NameSee.com

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    marked.
    just to learn, thanks.
     
  10. OB1200

    OB1200 Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    Why would there be a little chance such companies would want my domain?
     

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