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Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by jozvaldo, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. jozvaldo

    jozvaldo Junior Member

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    Could I please have some help from the experienced ones of you out there. I have just received the following email relating to a domain that I own:-

    "We are an international Group manufacturing and selling confectionery products all around the world. In 2006 we acquired the Spanish company ********. Now ******* is one of our most famous and successful brands protected all over the world by trademark registrations (any proof will be submitted if requested). We also registered, among others, the domain names ********.COM to promote our products. We have come to know that you have registered the domain name ********.COM which infringes our rights in the trademark ********, which we fully own now. Due to the near identity of our trademark and your domain name there is a high risk for consumers - who want to search on the Internet for our ******* products - to believe that there is a connection between the web page displayed under your domain name and our products and Company. Therefore, to solve the matter in bonis we ask you to transfer your a.m. domain name to us Perfetti Van Melle S.p.A., owner of the mark *******. Thanking you in advance for your attention, I look forward to hearing from you in the near future on the above."


    Are they legally entitled for me to transfer to them for free or can they purchase it from me???

    Many thanks in advance
     
  2. jozvaldo

    jozvaldo Junior Member

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    **Bump**

    Anyone???
     
  3. darkeagle

    darkeagle Junior Member

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    I'd request proof of the trademark and if it exists and checks out, just transfer them the domain. You're opening yourself to unnecessary hassle if you don't.

    EDIT: Although on second thought this sounds like it may be some sort of scam, so do your homework and necessary research.
     
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  4. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Sounds like a load of crap to me. I would do some research into the trademark though, if it does exist and the domain isn't making you any money, I'd be tempted to let it drop.
     
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