Could you still do a non-profit fan club site? As long are you are not profiting from the name? Granted, one would question any financial benefit to having such a name.If you'll be using this name to create a site to sell anything associated with basketball player Lebron James - you'll get into trouble pretty fast.
But generally speaking, first name / last name can't be trademarked, from what I know.
Unlikely person who is selling this name will get into trouble. Maybe that's his name too, who knows?
The question is - who would buy it??? Cause you can't do anything with it, unless, again - you are a Lebron James )))
There actually is a pending trademark for "lebron james", filed March 3, 2022. So, anyone acquiring the domain after that date would most likely lose the domain if the TM holder filed a URS or UDRP, in my opinion.
Seems like a late start to file for a trademark. He has been in the NBA for many years.There actually is a pending trademark for "lebron james", filed March 3, 2022. So, anyone acquiring the domain after that date would most likely lose the domain if the TM holder filed a URS or UDRP, in my opinion.
I don't think you'd be just fine... but at least you would have a (small) leg to stand on.yes you're correct about brandable words and using other people's names and not your own, especially a celebrity you can be in violation. however, If my name was Lebron James and I started a tie brand Lebron James, I would be just fine. Same goes with the word Apple, if i sold ties and named it appleties.
True, but that’s what is messed up in this world, just because you’re famous does not mean that I have to be sheltered… the whole celebrity thing is stupidI don't think you'd be just fine... but at least you would have a (small) leg to stand on.
Wouldn't you have to somehow make a convincing argument that the choice of using your own name as your brand was in no way influenced by the existence of the basketball player by the same name? That would be a tough one, since clearly you would be receiving some form of benefit from the name. And it's only natural that people would assume it's associated with the ball player.