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can someone take my domain?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by shenski, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. shenski

    shenski Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I registred one new domain evr******l . net soon..

    in Bulgaria have trademark for offline bettings.. in cirilyc name is right my domain name .. but their latine name is with eurof***l.. and when i check world company not have their name .. they organize bettting but i will only blog for predictions.. can they take my domain or give me to a laywer..
     
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    If you can't find that word in the dictionary, they can take your domain for using their brand. If you register a domain like adidasshoes dot com , adidas can complain to your registrar and take it from you. It's the same situation as with your domain name.
     
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    if this is 2 keyword like this.. Eurosport? and i registred EvroSport
     
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    Then you should be fine. Evrosport is similar to Eurosport but not identical, so there's no copyright infringement.
     
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    I am afraid that is not strictly true.

    If your name can be confused with a well known brand because it is similar and offers a similar service depending on how litigious they are they can come after you. So it really depends who your copying.

    For example if I set up a company called RocaCola and sold coke in a red can, I will have lawyers banging on the door as soon as they find out.
     
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    yes but COCA COLA Is global brand..
     
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    You mean like this? :)[​IMG]
     
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    As I said it depends on WHO you are ripping off and how litigious they are and how prepared you are for a fight.
     
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    LOL - I think that would get you a lawyers letter!
     
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    What @GringoMonkey said. You can't have any similar name that customer can confuse for a different well known brand. You are having conomical advantage and all in all, it's a huge nope.

    Also, you can have a word, for example "Adidas" in the domain name, IF it's completely unrelated to the shoes. For example Adidasdogs.com would be perfectly fine and are not infringing any copyrights.

    Read this article here for example, not much has changed since 2009 - https://www.videomaker.com/article/c19/14256-whats-legal-can-you-copyright-a-name

    "However, as long as the goods or services are in a different channel of trade, two or more parties may use identical trademarks. That is why certain trademarks used by different parties can coexist, such as UNITED AIR LINES® and UNITED VAN LINES® and CADILLAC® automobiles and CADILLAC® dog food."

    However, using logos even similar to, for example, Coca Cola, is a huge nope, regardless of what you are selling.
     
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    This trademark is work in Bulgaria only and organize betting games, loterry .. in WIPO brand name is ev***Foutbol but i registered ev**futbol .. i will be only portal or blogs for information for sports predictions..
     
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    As Narquil explained in detail you are offering something similar - also you are not subjected to Bulgarian law when it comes to trademark infringement - you are subject to EU law. If the company has an eu trademark they can come after you.
     
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    If i create my website for RUSSIA.. i need only domain name cuz is keyword rich.. and will rank easy
     
  14. GringoMonkey

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    Well if you want to sell gambling into Russia and speak Russian - you would be covered by Russian law and good luck in that market, your braver than me!