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Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by graficz, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. graficz

    graficz Newbie

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    I purchased this domain along with farmvilletv.com, If I develop one of those sites like farmvillefreak.com will zynga sue me?

    I heard they are projected to make 835 mill this year....

    I have a really original way to spin it but I could use a net business savvy person to really launch it with a solid monetized foundation.

    Spark any interest?
     
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    Eventually they might sue, especially if your using the name for profit, but noone here can tell you for sure.
     
  3. graficz

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    yeah I guess I couldn't start nikemagazine.com or cocacolamagazine.com or could I?
     
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    Same situation. You can buy the domains, but most likely expect to have to turn them over at some point. Here's a simple example of someone who won the situation, but his site is based off free speech, not profit. http://paypalsucks.com/domain-name-disputes.shtml
     
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    I've been e-mailed by eBay for domains registered with ebay in it. Just a polite "stop and we won't take it any further."

    I imagine Zynga could do the same as I assume they have FarmVille trademarked.

    For FarmVille related projects I have I have avoided using FarmVille in anything I can't change easily in the future e.g. domain name.
     
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    Hmmm... would I have any protection as a "Journalist"?

    After all I am Just covering and reporting on farms and events and occurrences concerning those farms.

    Almost as if I were covering Disney Memorabilia art and collections.