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is this legal?

Discussion in 'CPA' started by chromepaper, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. chromepaper

    chromepaper BANNED BANNED

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    i saw a few CPA with the names..

    faceboookdate.com faceboooksex.com

    I am sure there are a ton more, but is it legal to have the same type of basic page that is on the facebook.com site?
     
  2. sommerluv

    sommerluv BANNED BANNED

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    generally speaking no, at some point they will come after the domain and probably get it. They don't win all cases, but if you put up the same business model as them and have a similar name and they have a trademark then they will have to protect it.
     
  3. chromepaper

    chromepaper BANNED BANNED

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    so is this a risky move on a marketers part?
     
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    MsMoneyMagnet Registered Member

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    I think so.

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    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/black-hat-seo/100314-facebook-legal-emailed-me.html
     
  5. CClark56

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    Isn't that CU or CD's page? Anyway, just like with anything there are boundaries.
     
  6. showbizvet

    showbizvet Power Member

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    I once put up (dumb idea) aarpdealsoninsurance.com

    Took awhile, but aarp DID come after me. Nothing happened, had to take down the domain and transfer it to them. But had I not complied, they did threaten legal action.

    SENT VIA EMAIL:aarpdealsoninsurance.com@domainsbyproxy.com

    Private, Registration

    DomainsByProxy.com 15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353 Scottsdale, Arizona 85260 United States

    Re: Use and Registration of http://www.aarpdealsoninsurance.com/

    Our File # 1.40.44

    Dear Private, Registration

    I am writing to follow-up regarding your establishment's misuse of the AARP name to attract senior persons to your business. Specifically, your company is using the AARP mark in the domain name referenced above. Your use of the AARP mark creates the false impression that AARP endorses your website.

    AARP takes this matter very seriously. AARP is prepared to take all necessary legal steps against you to ensure that you cease using this domain name and transfer it to AARP. Accordingly, we demand that, within two (2) business days from the date of this letter, you verify in writing via mail to AARP, 601 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20049, attn: AARP Office of General Counsel - Misuse Department, via e-mail to AARP-BrandProtection@aarp.org or via facsimile to 202-434-2339 that you will (1) immediately cease use and agree not to use or register any domain names that incorporate AARP's marks, including the domain name referenced above, and (2) promptly take all necessary steps to transfer this domain name to AARP. Telephone calls will not be accepted or returned. If you do not provide a proper written response by the due date, we may institute litigation against your company without further notice.

    I await your immediate response to the foregoing.

    Sincerely,


    Namosha Boykin, Esq.

    AARP Office of General Counsel