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Domain trademarked, can I profit anything?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by _Bryan_, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. _Bryan_

    _Bryan_ Regular Member

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    Hey guys,

    I know only a few basic things about domains, in fact I'm a complete noob regarding domains. Doing some keyword researching for someone, I stumbled across a keyword that is the name of the company. The .ORG and the .COM were bought by the company and redirected to search results of the website, while the .NET was free so I bought it.

    Now I'm wondering if the company can take it from me, or file a law suit or something. If someone experienced enough with domains would like to have a look at it, please shoot me a PM, and maybe tell me if it's worth something?

    Regards,
    Bryan.
     
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  2. im_a_lawyer

    im_a_lawyer Newbie

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    what company is that?
    I'm asking because if it's some small web-based company then I wouldn't worry too much as I'm sure they wouldnt waste money trying to sue you... on the other hand, if it's some huge multinational corporation then you're pretty much screwed
     
  3. killer2021

    killer2021 Regular Member

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    They'll just go through the registrar and seize the domain but until then you can probably make some cash off it.

    Of course it depends on the company.
     
  4. _Bryan_

    _Bryan_ Regular Member

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    It's a big company, a multi-millionaire web company. I was actually thinking to sell it back to the original owners...
     
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    Pikachoo Junior Member

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    Keep the price tag less than there legal fees and you may be ok.
     
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    I was also wondering about this same question earlier today. I saw some good product or brand name domains for sale. I checked the SERP by entering some random related keywords and sure enough, a lot people have not only bought such trademark domains names but were even promoting a full fledged website on it.

    And then I browsed some of the Domain buying/parking resources on my HDD, only to find the authors clearly advising to stay away from such purchases. I finally decided to drop the idea to buy the domain, as there are several non-trademark ones available which could be more profitable. All that it takes is one letter from their lawyer and you will have no other option then to let it go.