Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by Jayroo, Oct 24, 2014.
Contact USPTO and ask them who is the owner of your trademark
Your domain is single word like www.trademark.com or www.randomtrademark.com ?
it's www.something-brandname.com so the brand name is at the end.
Unless you are living in a country where they wont be able to get you I would give it straight to them. Its always a risk using a tradmarked name in a domain even if its for a review site.
Ok, I'll sus this out to make sure they actually own it, but even if they do own the trademark, can't I still use it as per the .com policy? I'm allowed to still register a domain name with the name of the trademark in there right?
yeah I am not, and it's all on an anonymous registrar in Holland. Also all the whois info is all fake. they just have my fake email I use to register domains and for other miscellaneous stuff.
They can get it from you, if they file for ICANN, because you operate something on a domain that violates their trademark. Make sure they own it, but I would just give it up if they do. Not worth the hassle.
If you can prove that you're not going to use it in any way that the visitors might confuse the two (your site and the original brand) and you don't use it for any similar purposes or relating to the brand, you might be able to keep it. But it takes a lot of effort. And how exactly do you prove it, I do not know.
you have to transfer it to them, they can take legal step against you.
that sucks.. can I sell it to them? they just can't take it?
No they are not going to buy because they can get it for free from you.
Just give it to them, but first make sure they are the owners. That mail doesn't sound like it came from a lawyer.
I never said it came from a lawyer, it came from the company, from their Trademark Department, I just checked again.
Separate names with a comma.