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I recieved warning from instagram today

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by MafiaBlack, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. MafiaBlack

    MafiaBlack Regular Member

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    I recieved warning regarding domain. They said my domain related with instagram.. And they advice me not to use the domain again. What they can do if i avoid this warning? Or is that ok if i just add the text at the footer of the page that my site not related with any of instagram.com?


    I think my domain not related at all.. Yes maybe it sounds but, its just domain name included :17:

    See this example

    kitchen.com

    My domain : howtocookatkitchen.com

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    [FONT=arial]We recognize that you may not have intended any harm, and you also may not be aware of the laws that apply to trademarks and domain names. Registration and use of domains can violate the Lanham Act (15 U.S.C. 1051 and the following sections) if they infringe or are likely to dilute a trademark. Infringement occurs when a third party?s use of a company?s trademark (or a confusingly similar variation thereof) is likely to confuse consumers as to the affiliation, sponsorship or endorsement of the third party?s services.  Trademark dilution occurs when a third party?s use of a variation of a company?s trademark is likely to lessen the distinctiveness of the company?s famous trademark. Registration and use of a domain name containing another?s trademark can also violate the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, and may be subject to transfer under the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy.[/FONT]
     
  2. ItsBlinkHere

    ItsBlinkHere Regular Member

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    Use a link shortener?
     
  3. MafiaBlack

    MafiaBlack Regular Member

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    What are you trying to say? Sorry, i don't get it
     
  4. Raichu23

    Raichu23 Newbie

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    Don't u know goo.gl or bit.ly? Those are link shorteners
     
  5. MafiaBlack

    MafiaBlack Regular Member

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    I know that. But what it has to do with my case?
     
  6. damagesmith

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    I am not a lawyer, but if you have a totaly different site that instragram. Then I think you should be fine. But maybe try to get a 15 min free consultation with a trademark lawyer
     
  7. Mr.Whitehat

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    If you offer any instagram services using that domain name then there is high chance that they can seize that domain or get it deleted. But since you received a threat notice, indeed they are after you and better you may take down your site.
     
  8. beaglejuice

    beaglejuice Power Member

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    Op,

    This one is hilarious but your situation may be similar. Check this out:

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    [URL="https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140929/11112928663/domain-name-registration-triggers-cd-instagram-which-triggers-weirdly-wonderful-backlash-filled-with-duck-drawings.shtml"]Domain Name Registration Triggers C&D From Instagram... Which Triggers A Weirdly Wonderful Backlash Filled With Duck Drawings[/URL]
     
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  9. lionsdaddy

    lionsdaddy Newbie

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    What is the nature of the warning? Have they threatened legal action, or just asked you to stop using the domain because they don't like it.
     
  10. laowai

    laowai Power Member

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    Don't:

    If you are not using any of those you are fine, otherwise they can try to take your domain.
     
  11. HoNeYBiRD

    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    i think you also misunderstood OP, that domain is only an example and it isn't even registered :)
    however he didn't really revealed yet that his domain contains "instagram" or any of those words which are mentioned in laowai's post above me, i'm guessing it does contain one of those words at least, hence the warning

    to OP, your case isn't the same as what you're referring to, because the "kitchen" word is not trademarked, "instagram" is
     
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  12. lietuvis002

    lietuvis002 BANNED BANNED

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    Damn, my bad. Read the OP again. Going to delete the message :)

    Thanks!
     
  13. MafiaBlack

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    I recieved the message similar as on this blog.. And the sender also named Edith..
     
  14. MafiaBlack

    MafiaBlack Regular Member

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    Have word instagram on my domain.. Damn, these things make me fuck off... I spent 4 days creating the site.. And now im contacting hostgator to move all the files to new domain..
     
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