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t u m b l r domain name infringement

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by logla, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. logla

    logla Registered Member

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    Hi guys,

    Like a year ago I registered a domain that has the trademark name+keyword.
    Yesterday I was going through my spam folder and found out this message:

    Unauthorized Use of Tu*blr, Inc. Properties - *********.com

    Dear Sir or Madam:

    This letter is being written to you on behalf of Tum*lr, Inc. (“Tum*lr”). Tum*lr is the exclusive owner of all trademark and other intellectual property rights in and to the Tum*lr and T trademarks (the “Trademarks”), including the stylized Tum*lr and T logos. Tum*lr owns trademark registrations for the Trademarks. Tum*lr uses the Trademarks in connection with, among other things, its publishing platform for online media, Internet-based social sharing and media network services, and mobile applications, and these marks have become firmly associated with Tum*lr in the minds of the public. Based on the foregoing rights, it is a violation of federal and state law for others to advertise, utilize, offer for sale, and/or engage in services in connection with the Trademarks without the express written permission of Tum*lr.

    It has come to our attention that you have registered the below listed domain name(s) and are operating an active website at such domain name(s):

    *******.com

    Your selection and use of the aforementioned domain name(s) creates the impression that your website is an authentic Tum*lr website, when in fact it is not. The Tum*lr name and mark is fanciful and strong and entitled to a broad scope of protection. There is no other reason for registering a domain name incorporating the Trademarks other than to trade off the established goodwill in the famous name and mark Tum*lr. Consumers are likely to be confused that the domain(s) is somehow associated with or sponsored by Tum*lr when it is not.

    Your use and registration of the famous Tum*lr name and mark constitutes counterfeiting as well as infringement of Tum*lr’s trademark and service mark rights in violation of the Federal Trademark Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1051 et seq. and constitutes common law trademark infringement and unfair competition under state law. Your actions are also in violation of the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1125(d). Accordingly, you may be liable for up to $100,000 per domain name registered.

    We therefore demand that you immediately cease and desist from infringing Tum*lr’s intellectual property. To that end, you must:

    1. Immediately deactivate the website located at:

    **************.com

    2. Do not sell, offer to sell, or transfer the domain name to a third party;
    3. Let the domain registration expire; and
    4. Immediately cease using the famous name and mark Tum*lr and any other intellectual property owned by Tum*lr or any other intellectual property confusingly similar thereto on any other Internet web sites that you run, or otherwise in connection with your activities.

    The demands herein are not made to the exclusion of other rights or remedies to which Tum*lr is entitled, and nothing in this letter, nor any act or omission by Tum*lr, shall limit those rights or remedies, all of which are expressly reserved.

    Very truly yours,

    Glo*al Bra*d Protec*ion, Tum*lr, Inc.


    How should I proceed?
     
  2. kristofsx

    kristofsx Registered Member

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    Got the same email few days ago, its strange because im not using my domain since 2 months, its not even set up with nameservers.
    But if my domains was up i would take it down i think.
     
  3. logla

    logla Registered Member

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    No, no. The domain is functioning as it is supposed to so far. I'm just wondering what is the best action for me to take.
     
  4. elviswong

    elviswong Senior Member Premium Member

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    Got one like this but for Facebook.
    I removed everything and let the domain expire.
    No one bought it after and i didn't get into troubles.

    Do what they say...
     
  5. logla

    logla Registered Member

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    Hmmmm bastards, I was thinking of transferring it to a registrar in Eastern Europe or smth in order to avoid dealing with their shit.
     
  6. Conor

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  7. logla

    logla Registered Member

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    It's not about the money bro. It's a good kw combination.
    Oh well, I've redirected it to their home page and will let it expire, cuz I don't need that bs.

    Thank you guys!
     
  8. rreeve

    rreeve Newbie

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    I would reply back with..

    FU*K O*F

    My regards
    Your Moth*r
     
  9. forwardedlandlines

    forwardedlandlines Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Don't forget! The Tumblr name is Fanciful and Strong!
     
  10. rreeve

    rreeve Newbie

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    Any time you intend to infringe someones copyright in a domain, make sure you register it using a different name, use private registration and host it in a country where they have no power.