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Question about trademark domains

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ferma231, May 5, 2012.

  1. ferma231

    ferma231 Elite Member

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    I want to register domain but i dont know if its trademark domain. How to tell if its trademark domain or not ?

    For example : xbox 360 review and iphone 4s review
    Domains : xbox360review.com and iphone4sreview.com

    So can i get in trouble because of trademark domain ?
     
  2. kvmcable

    kvmcable Supreme Member

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    Yes xbox and iphone are trademark names. Typically they won't come after you if a review site but that doesn't mean they can't. Anytime you use domains with trademark names there are risks. Most of these larger companies hire brand protection companies to do all the dirty work. Those companies have bots that roam the web looking for any domains containing words they're hired to protect.
     
  3. vicky00

    vicky00 Regular Member

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    n risk is much more if you are at US...Google didnt take action if the registerd company didnt...:)
     
  4. ferma231

    ferma231 Elite Member

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    I will review 1 amazon product. So i think i might give it a try.

    But what they will do if they find my site ? do i have to pay something or they just delete domain ?
     
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    ferma231 Elite Member

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    I live in Europe. USA laws are pretty silly :D
     
  6. JohnG

    JohnG Junior Member

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    Usually they just make you hand over the domain. Not saying they couldn't do more, because they could, but in my experience if you give them the domain that's the end of it.
     
  7. ferma231

    ferma231 Elite Member

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    Domain just costs $10, so if i manage to get it back, then yeah :D i think its worth to buy that domain :)
     
  8. lanbo

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    yes you can get a c&d from the companies