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Copyright/trademark... and some beers.

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by TonJon, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. TonJon

    TonJon Newbie

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    So... I was having a 'couple' of beers the other day, I went and did some research on domain names. Lo and behold - there I found a great domain name containing both "Apple" and "Iphone". Easy decision I thought to my self, I bought the domain on spot. My master plan was to redirect this domain to an Iphone cpa offer. But when I woke up the next morning and came to think about my master plan, it suddenly struck me that this domain might be useless because of copyright/trademark stuff.
    What do you think? Can it be used?
     
  2. bertbaby

    bertbaby Elite Member

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    You could get a C&D letter if your site comes to their attention but I have had a Crapple trademark named site for years without a single letter. Go for it!
     
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  3. TonJon

    TonJon Newbie

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    That was my thought as well - if they send me a letter, I'll just take it down. Ok, thanks - I'll go for it.
     
  4. iwantl00t

    iwantl00t Junior Member

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    Apple is going berserk with their trademark lawsuits. It could work, but not worth the possible issues down the road.

    A recent and ridiculous example...

    "Apple Sues Polish Grocery Store Over A.pl Name"

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2409669,00.asp
     
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  5. TonJon

    TonJon Newbie

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    Yea..I know, that example is just loony!
     
  6. No.RuleZ

    No.RuleZ Elite Member

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    apple its a normal fruit name,the grocery its not related to tech so apple lawyers are stupid this will end in just a money waste nothing else

    u can promote put the website out of the us/ca
     
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  7. TonJon

    TonJon Newbie

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    Yea, but my domain contains both the fruit name and the product, and I was planning to promote cpa with it