Should I buy a domain that contains a trademark ?
2013-09-06, 04:06 PM,
#1
Hey guys, so I want to buy a domain that contains a trademark, I had issues with a domain name before containing a trademark for a telecommunications company and they contacted me about it and asked me to delete it, I didn't respond and I still have it, but now this trademark belongs to the internet giant Google and I'm afraid of loosing this domain later, I did my research of related domains and there are so many domains that contain this keyword and they're all fine.
So what do you suggest guys ? I really want to register this domain so what should I do to keep this domain if I register it ? any specific registrar that I should use ?
For now all I can think of is using whois privacy and stating on my website that I'm not affiliated with Google.
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2013-09-06, 04:48 PM,
#2
I had a domain containing facebook on it. The domain manager of fb contacted me for trademark infrigerment. I deleted the domain fast haha.

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2013-09-06, 05:01 PM,
#3
(2013-09-06, 04:48 PM)Fierce Wrote: I had a domain containing facebook on it. The domain manager of fb contacted me for trademark infrigerment. I deleted the domain fast haha.

Yeah and still there are many other domains that contain "facebook", for example allfacebook.com which was registered in 2007.
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2013-09-06, 05:06 PM,
#4
(2013-09-06, 05:03 PM)ReadByte Wrote: They can launch a case with ICANN and get your domain removed. Don't do it.

Will they only get the domain or you have to pay a fine or something ?
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2013-09-06, 07:27 PM, (This post was last modified: 2013-09-06, 07:28 PM by ℛᴏʏᴀʟ ɢs.)
#5
The only chance of ever being able to keep a domain with a trademark is if you've registered it prior to that trademark being registered.
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2013-09-06, 07:29 PM,
#6
I would not do this. You will get really fast in trouble.

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2013-09-06, 07:36 PM,
#7
If you plan on creating a churn and burn website then you can take this route. How long you stay up is all up to how fast the owner of the trademark catches up to you.
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2013-09-06, 07:37 PM,
#8
I wanted to register something with BlackBerry in the name. Will this cause problems?

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2013-09-06, 07:40 PM,
#9
Well I won't do it then, because it'll be a long term project.
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2013-09-07, 01:21 AM,
#10
I remembered on 2001 if im not mistaken, someone in my country was get jailed and paid some fine about 2000$ or 20000$ forgot the number at least it is big, for registering trademarked name. It wasnt his fault, he registered 2 years before the company started to trademarked that name. But whatever its a big company which built in corrupt country, dayem.
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