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Looking for lawyer specialist in " intellectual property law "

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  1. methos

    methos Supreme Member

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    Hello,

    Urgent please, If anyone know a law firm or person specialist in " intellectual property law " please send me there contacts ASAP !


    Thanks
     
  2. Thaylang

    Thaylang Junior Member

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    Could you tell us what happened so we're aware? Thanks!
     
  3. The Magician

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    You'll need to be more specific. The IP laws vary from country to country.
     
  4. methos

    methos Supreme Member

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    It's something about domain rights and trademarks !
     
  5. AceWallGromit

    AceWallGromit Regular Member

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    Buying a domain with a trademark in the name is problematic. If they forgot to renew their domain they don't lose their rights to the trademark and could attempt to retrieve the domain from you if they wished.
     
  6. methos

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    Ok lets say it's that easy as you say, like that i will lose the whole money i paid to get that domain from the Auctions ?
     
  7. AceWallGromit

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    Not necessarily, it depends on the actual name and the trademark owner and what you are going to do with the domain.

    It's possible the trademark owner didn't "forget" to renew it, maybe they just let it drop because it wasn't worth it for them to hold every single permutation of their trademark across the multitude of TLD and gTLD's available.

    You might be able to use the name and build a website. It's possible to have agreements with trademark owners that would allow it. What you don't want to do is try and sell it back to the trademark owner for 10 times what you paid for as that will be seen as acting in bad faith when purchasing the domain.

    If the trademark holder wanted to pursue the domain name you bought they could do so and you would likely lose the money you paid for the domain if they succeeded in winning it back following a dispute.

    In the end, it is the GoDaddy Auction who profits by selling a potentially worthless or un-useable domain name. That being said, there are ways to make lemonade out of a batch of lemons so you need to think smart and act calmly and come up with a plan that isn't based on piracy or domain-squatting.

    If you wanted us to look further you can pm me, we've gone through a few trademark mazes in the past.
     
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  8. methos

    methos Supreme Member

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    Thanks for that kind and detailed reply i gonna PM you right now !

    Thanks a lot