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Can I use brand names for my business?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by segitard, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. segitard

    segitard Registered Member

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    Hello guys! I'm starting an online business targeting international customers and I am still in the midst of thinking of a good name. A lot of the good domain names have been taken so I'm thinking of adding a brand name to my keyword. Here's some example:

    Let's say I am doing an ECommerce website for apparels:

    1. Fashion + Asus
    2. Fashion + Dell
    3. Fashion + Popeye
    4. Fashion + Spongebob

    These are just examples of adding in another brand or famous name into my keyword.

    Will this get me into any law issues in the future?

    Thank you guys!
     
  2. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    99% chance of wasting your time and money. Once you get any traffic you will get a takedown request.
     
  3. Battleaxewarriors

    Battleaxewarriors BANNED BANNED

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    Not true.
    I've used other brands to make money and i've never had any issues.
     
  4. LostConnection

    LostConnection Senior Member

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    Always a chance that you have no problems, but most of the time you will get a take down request.
     
  5. SirLoki

    SirLoki Registered Member

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    I think some companies might have a problem with this, not all, but some !
     
  6. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    In your domain name ?

     
  7. segitard

    segitard Registered Member

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    Where do all these 'take down' request come from? From the company itself?
     
  8. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Yes, via their Lawyers. Really not worth it unless you host offshore and are looking to churn n burn.
     
  9. lord1027

    lord1027 Elite Member

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    Well, you can make money and you can get sued. I prefer to avoid this risk, it's up to you. Anyway, it's not legal, if that's what you're asking. They're called trademarks for a reason.