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Can having the word "pinterest" in a domain be subject to copyright infringement?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by hameem, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. hameem

    hameem Elite Member

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    I recently bought a domain called pinterestxxxxx.com (xxxxx being another word) without thinking much. Can I run into problems for this?
     
  2. Patel

    Patel Senior Member

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    Yes, it violates trademark
     
  3. hameem

    hameem Elite Member

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    Okay. So what should I be doing now?
     
  4. Ewokson

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    Worst case scenario they force you to transfer the domain to them or send you a C&D order.
     
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  5. Patel

    Patel Senior Member

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    You can work with it, but you always have the risk of Pinterest complaining about trademark violation.

    If you want to stay clear of any problems in the future, use a different domain.
     
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    I don't know exactly, but 90% yes. If you ever heard sony case, My friend in Indonesia build a blog based on his true name sonyxxxxxx.com, Sony corp complaint to him and Sony bring this to the court.
     
  7. Nigel Farage

    Nigel Farage BANNED BANNED

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    Is there a way to search for existing sites that have the word "pinterest" in them, i.e.w w w.pinterestmoney.com or superpinterest.org. If a search shows no results, implies they are issuing C&D's to anyone that tries it, else it's something they haven't gotten around to yet.

    And also, it may not be quite so clear. pinterestsucks.com should be allowable.

    http://walmartsucks.org/
     
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  8. Standard Toaster

    Standard Toaster Regular Member

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    I guess it only violates trademark only if your website provides services relating to or similar to pinterest. However, it's highly like that I'm wrong.

    You have two options:
    • Ignore the hazard and move on with whatever you were trying to do with this domain.
    • Scrape your idea or move to a different domain name.
     
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  9. hameem

    hameem Elite Member

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    Yes, I just searched by using the word pinterest and I found five sites in the top 10 pages with having the word pinterest in their domain name.
     
  10. hameem

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    Yes I have decided to move my plans to another domain. Figured it's not worth the risk.