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TradeMark Issue?

NameSilo
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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.
 

NameAcquisitions

Name Acquisitions/Sales
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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.
 

nomen

Top Contributor
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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?

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