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Plz help i received Trade Mark Email

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by jsfunstuff, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. jsfunstuff

    jsfunstuff Registered Member

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    Some days ago i received Trade Mark Email
    Through This email
    (administrator-157@legal-notification.com)



    "Dear Administrative Contact:

    I am contacting you on behalf of TradeMark, Inc. its subsidiaries and operating divisions including TradeMark department stores (herein referred to as "TradeMark".) We manage the Internet monitoring function for brand identity issues on the Internet.

    The following website: TradeMark uses our client's intellectual property in the domain name and site content. As owner, has the exclusive right to reproduce and use its trademarks and authorize such reproduction and use. They do not recognize your use of their intellectual property as authorized vendor and your use of their trademark is a violation of their rights.

    As such, TradeMark requests that you remove all use of the infringing materials from this and any other sites owned or operated by you, and provide written confirmation within seven (7) days of the date of this letter.

    Please address these issues immediately. Should you have any questions feel free to contact me at the information provided below.

    Thank you for helping us protect the Brand. If you are authorized to use the Brand and believe you have received this in error, please provide the name and number of your contact within the company in order to verify your use and close the matter.

    Sincerely,


    Legal Notification"


    Is This Correct Or my Competitor try To Stop me Bez my Site is ranked on First page.
     
  2. 75INZ

    75INZ Regular Member

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    Check the emails source. In it, you'll be able to see where it actually came from and whether or not the email address used was a fake.
     
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  3. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    Well its simple,

    Are you using a Trademark in your domain name?
    Is the Trademark in your domain name from a BIG brand company?
    Did the email come from a recognizable source?

    If all of above are correct then take down the site immediately otherwise you will get sued and they will contact your host provider and Registrar to remove the site anyway.
     
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  4. shiningeyes

    shiningeyes BANNED BANNED

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    Code:
    http://www.legal-notification.com/
    doesn't exist and just wondering administrator-157???? why not just admin@ or administrator@ or some other name...
    Hope it helps!
    EDIT:
    My bad
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    http://www.legal-notification.com/
    is owned by
    Code:
    http://www.brandprotect.com/
     
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  5. charmol

    charmol Junior Member

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    They are a legit company in the Reputation Management and Brand Protection business, the domain that the email came from is owned by this company:

    Code:
    http://www.brandprotect.com/
    According to their website they have an automatic system that issues Cease & Desist notices, with follow up reminders but apparently don't do anything else. I would worry about it when the actual company who owns the brand contacts you.

    ~|ChaRoN|~

    EDIT: Out of interest, whose trademark have you infringed upon?
     
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  6. jsfunstuff

    jsfunstuff Registered Member

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    Thanks ChaRoN.StYx i Think you are right bez then i open his domain (legal-notification.com) the domain is not working i think he use some auto system

    Thanks a Lot
     
  7. StreamlineWeb

    StreamlineWeb Junior Member

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    I wonder... could you block the IP address they use to scan and prevent them from seeing your site? Or maybe cloak it?
     
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  8. Stizerg

    Stizerg Power Member

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    you need to check if trademark is actually registered worldwide. If not, like registered in USA or Europe, move your site to other country and forget about it.
    If it's registered worldwide, hide your whois details, change registrar email and move you site to other host at the same time.

    And remember, what ever happens, don't drop your domain, it belongs to you.
     
  9. jsfunstuff

    jsfunstuff Registered Member

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    i check who.is of that domain (legal-notification.com) i find

    Administrative Contact:
    Registration, Domain (domainmanagement @ brandimensions.com )

    But then i open That Domain (brandimensions.com) he redirect to (www.brandprotect.com) main site he use redirection system
     
  10. shiningeyes

    shiningeyes BANNED BANNED

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    I would suggest contacting them back and discussing the issue!
     
  11. charmol

    charmol Junior Member

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    Yeah, that would definitely be possible, all you'd have to do is check your logs and see if there were any strange bots accessing your site that you wouldn't expect, and block IP addresses from "Mississauga, ON L4W4T9" (where their offices are). You could block their bot through the robotx.txt (if theyre courteous enough to obey that ofc) or just block the IP directly.

    I've never had to do that before though, so I couldn't give a step-by-step process, but perhaps someone else would be kind enough to. :)

    ~|ChaRoN|~
     
  12. charmol

    charmol Junior Member

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    According to the whois they have 8 domains hosted on the same server. I can't see them because I don't have an account at domaintools.

    ~|ChaRoN|~
     
  13. keytenx

    keytenx Supreme Member

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    best way is to follow what the email says buddy.. you might end up on jail if you wont abide by them. since you know that it is legally owned and a legit one, you should email them and follow what they say. And charged this to your experience. so the next time you start a new site, you know what to do. :)
     
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  14. jsfunstuff

    jsfunstuff Registered Member

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    thanks for all feedbacks i reply him still i am waiting his reply so then i take any action.

    Thanks
     
  15. LBrown

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    This. You violated their copyrights by using a copyrighted domain. You are in the wrong here. They already have the information they need to identify you since they've contacted you so switching registrars now is pointless. Abandon the domain and don't make the same mistake again unless you are prepared to deal with the consequences of getting caught.