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Legal Issues For Brand name

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by NoHoneyWithoutMoney, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. NoHoneyWithoutMoney

    NoHoneyWithoutMoney Regular Member

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    What legal issues can you have owning and having a site on a exact brand name

    e.g iphone

    I have heard CPA and adsence will not accept such domains , whats the truth.
     
  2. twilightofidols

    twilightofidols Power Member

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    I have a domain with iphone in it, and have but up adsense temporarily albeit never made a single cent with it as there is virtually no content and the site is brand new.

    I didn't really consider the possible legal ramifications, but if apple wanted to hang me out to dry I would let them have the domain in a heartbeat. It's not with a multi million dollar headache for a domain that is worthless.

    Personally I would never establish an authority site around a trademarked name, but if you're willing to lose the site at any time and know how to hide your traffic properly go for it.

    Another good idea is to look up the company that owns the trademark and see if they've aggressively pursued trademark infringers in the past.
     
  3. VyMarx

    VyMarx Registered Member

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    Legal issues - if you are not making any profit from this domain, so it should be simple, they will take domain from you, that's it. If you making $$ from this domain, they will get this money which you made + they can also request court order to pay some non-damage loss.

    Anyway, my recommendation is not to start buy brand name domains coz, i was in situation with brand name domains and was having a court with SE.

    So... best wishes to you :p
     
  4. TheRealRazzy

    TheRealRazzy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If you're reviewing the iphone you may be able to bypass copyrights, but I'm not sure about the legal issues.
     
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    If you build a website around it, you can get away with it. Just make sure to have a website that you ask for serious $ if they want to take it from you.

    Anyway, I don't think Apple (Or any other big company) has enough lawyers to take legal steps against everyone including their brand name in his domain..
     
  6. suave

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    I am kind of the same deal I have googlemapsprofessional dot com the idea was to offer services to small business and help them insert their businesses in to google yahoo msn but I am a bit skeptical on creating a site just to have it taken down by big G any advise

    do not want to steal the treat. I would be interested in some advise since I think might help us both
    Regards
    Suave
     
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  7. NoHoneyWithoutMoney

    NoHoneyWithoutMoney Regular Member

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    OK , time to clarify : I actully own iphone and iphone 5 on a country domain where the traffic and CPC is quite high .
     
  8. NoHoneyWithoutMoney

    NoHoneyWithoutMoney Regular Member

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    So what you guy think now and its impossible even i put gold in it to beat if to beat apple ever and as its a country domain , geo targeted wont CPA be best .

    BTW : Which is the best CPA network