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Brand Name In Site Name Copyright?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by tunescool, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. tunescool

    tunescool Senior Member

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    i have stores that i have folders in, site.com/store and i have brand names in them

    Marc Jacobs Womens Perfume

    is the name of the blog, would companies sue for that, or site.com/marcjacobs
     
  2. petak

    petak Newbie

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    I think you can create a subdomain like store.domain.com.
    It will allow your customers to know him.
     
  3. sub001

    sub001 Regular Member

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    I'm not a lawyer, but pretty much everybody uses (3rd party) brand names in URLs. Just search for something on Amazon, for example.
     
  4. Naroha

    Naroha Junior Member

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    nah shouldnt be a problem, you can simply sell the perfume and would do the same
     
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    Phenomix Regular Member

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    Generally speaking, you can do it like this:

    A brand name contained in the name of your domain name can get you in trouble eg: bestbrandname.com

    A brand name in the URL is allowed eg: yourwebsite.com/brandname
     
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  6. KHer0

    KHer0 Supreme Member

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    You can't use any brandname in the domain name

    You can use any brandname as a sub folde (domain.com/brand)
     
  7. SEOStudent15

    SEOStudent15 Newbie

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    sounds like the consensus is that a brand name in a sub domain is ok. You asked about companies sueing you, well the first step a company will take is a cease and desist letter from their lawyer. Basically they will tell you to stop and shut the site down. Then you can decide if you want to continue and take your chance or just cut your losses and move on. In a legal and ethical way, at the minimum, go about your business until someone tells you to stop.
     
  8. firstnamelastname

    firstnamelastname Junior Member

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    agreed with all of the above
    greatgucciproducts.com not allowed because gucci is in domain name
    greatperfumes.com/gucci is ok because gucci is not in the domain name