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TradeMark Issue?

Located in Legal Discussion, started by mantra, Oct 13, 2016

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  1. mantra

    mantra Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Hi-
    So read a few threads about this already, but still not very clear when it's not right to register a trademarked name.
    For example, regarding sports team, I would like to register a domain, to promote the team, etc.

    In almost every case, the team name is a registered trademark.

    Can I register a domain with the team name?

    I fan clubs, forums, all the time using such names.
     
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  2. RU

    RU I'm out of domaining. ~Russel VIP

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    Joined: Oct 19, 2003:-/
     
  3. mantra

    mantra Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    LOL, took a few years hiatus. For real.
     
  4. mantra

    mantra Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I was trying to get someone to provide a positive response when it comes to trademarks.. lol ..

    All I was reading was, no, don't register. Don't do it. Not in your best interest. If that's really true, then how are people getting away with it? Just lucky?
     
  5. Nick

    Nick TLD.PARTNERS VIP

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    Who?
     
  6. NameAcquisitions

    NameAcquisitions Name Acquisitions/Sales VIP ICA Member Gold Account

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    Is your true intention to sell it? Don't bother. It is not worth it.

    What do you mean by "promote the team?" Are you only talking about a fan site, and not profiting off the mark unfairly? I'm not a lawyer and don't know exactly what you want to register and do, but it might be fair use.

    Might still not be worth it though. The sports team could be overprotective, and could make you regret it depending on your tolerance for stress.
     
  7. nomen

    nomen Top Contributor VIP

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    Did I get this right: You want to cybersquat/infringe someone's trademark and you're asking for tips and tricks? :)
     
  8. Domainatic

    Domainatic Established Member

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    Lol :laugh:
     
  9. mantra

    mantra Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I don't want to cybersquat. I would like to take the domain and make an affiliate site out of it. If there is potential to sell the domain in the long run, sure. but for now, would like to make an affiliate site.
     
  10. NameAcquisitions

    NameAcquisitions Name Acquisitions/Sales VIP ICA Member Gold Account

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    It sounds to me like you want to make money on the team brand, just want to find a way to be justified in doing so. Fine line you are walking IMO. I wouldn't bother.

    Again, not really sure your intentions. A lot of speculating here.
     
  11. mantra

    mantra Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Thanks for the replies. I decided against getting the domain.
     
  12. mantra

    mantra Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I know someone will get it soon.
     
  13. jideofor

    jideofor Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    lol. People think I joined in 2009 but the truth is that I left namepros same day I created the account and never came back till 2012 because I never knew what I was doing in 2009. :)
     

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