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Has anyone successfully taken an account name from someone

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by komo22, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. komo22

    komo22 Junior Member

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    Say if you wan't an Instagram username because it's handle includes a part of your business name in it or the entire thing. Going through Instagram's request username setting by report button if you have the name trademarked or it's your company you can file for the name. Have any of you done that and got the username? Or want to do it?
     
  2. MusicMedia88

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    If you have the trademark for it you can definitely get it. Otherwise, forget it.
     
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    Cherry Supreme Member

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    I've seen some celebrities or famous people do this. So, unless you're famous, don't even bother.
     
  4. komo22

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    What about on inactive accounts that don't have any posts especially if they pertain parts of your company but not trademarked
     
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    _girldesire Newbie

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    Unless you have a trademark it's gonna be impossible to claim a name, even if the accounts been inactive for 12 years.
     
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    Anyone know how to get the original email of an Instagram account? Specially of inactive accounts (no posts, ever).
     
  7. Daswebrofl

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    I have a trademark and tried it, and they still didn't give it to me because the account wasn't being used in a way that violated my trademark. Pretty shitty situation.
     
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    I filed a trademark report one day ago with all my company documents attached, but Instagram sht told me they won't give me the username I'm looking for which is inactive since long time.
    Any help would be much appreciated
     
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    In light of that situation it appears, your only chance is to contact the owner and make an offer they can't refuse, in case if you really want the name and have the moolah.
     
  10. Noah Hawryshko

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    Until you find out the owner is "John Smith" from New York. :p
     
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    We tried to buy it, the account owner was non-responsive.