- May 18, 2009
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Is this for real of what ? I've got a domain that I promote various Ebay related products, that happens to have Ebay in the domain. They should be pleased that my site encourages and teaches powersellering and makes those megolomanic fuckers more money , anyway what do you guys think ? I don't even know how this got to one of my Gmail acc's as its not associated with my domain registrar at all . I smell bullshit !
From [EMAIL="[email protected]"][email protected][/EMAIL] We have noted your registration through the local Internet registry in your country of a domain which incorporates the trademark EBAY. While we realize that you likely registered the domain with the best of intentions and without awareness of the law in this area, we need to inform you that use of that domain is problematic. eBay does not permit use of its trademarked name EBAY in a domain name. Such use is in violation of international intellectual property regulations and the trademark laws of many countries worldwide. Additionally, arbitrary use of the word BAY in a domain is problematic if the connected website is used in association with a business making use of eBay or operating in the same sphere of business as eBay. eBay adopted the name and trademark eBay in September 1995 and, since that time, eBay has actively used the eBay name and trademark in connection with its online trading and related services, including maintaining the web sites [URL="http://www.eBay.com"]www.eBay.com[/URL], [URL="http://www.eBay.de"]www.eBay.de[/URL], [URL="http://www.eBay.co.uk"]www.eBay.co.uk[/URL], and others in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and worldwide. The coined term eBay is one of the most famous trademarks on the Internet. eBay owns exclusive trademark rights to the eBay name in many jurisdictions internationally, including related common law rights. Accordingly, eBay enjoys broad trademark rights in its name. eBay has made a substantial investment in developing and providing its services. As a result of eBay?s pioneering efforts and its devoting substantial effort and resources to providing only high quality services, the eBay name and trademarks are widely known among the consuming public worldwide, and the name and trademarks embody substantial and valuable goodwill. Please review the following links for further information regarding eBay trademarks: [URL]http://pages.ebay.com/help/community/tm.html[/URL] [URL]http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/trademark.html[/URL] While eBay respects your right of expression and your desire to conduct business on the Internet, eBay must enforce its own rights in order to protect its valuable and famous trademark. For these reasons, and to avoid consumer confusion, eBay must insist that you not use the domain name for any purpose, do not sell, offer to sell or transfer the domain name to a third party, and instead simply let the domain registration expire. In the meantime, the domain name should remain inactive and should not point to any content. Please confirm in writing that you will agree to resolve this matter as requested. Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation. Best regards, Edith eBay Inc. Legal Department