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trademark in instagram

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by bimmerime, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. bimmerime

    bimmerime Regular Member

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    hello,
    i registered a domain recently, i went to open an instagram account but there was already someone using my domain name as his username. the account is not active and has only one picture from 2014. can i submit a trademark violation and claim the username?
     
  2. Euphorix

    Euphorix Supreme Member

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    That would depend on whether or not you copyrighted your domain before 2014- in your case no. Just reach out to him via DM and ask if you can purchase it from him
     
  3. bimmerime

    bimmerime Regular Member

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    i don't think if i can reach him as the account is inactive
     
  4. bimmerime

    bimmerime Regular Member

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    sorry double post
     
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    onelettershor Supreme Member

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    this happens a lot, there are a lot of instagram inactive unfortunately
     
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    Instagram username policy is all depend upon First come first served.
     
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    Euphorix Supreme Member

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    In the US, if you hold a USPTO trademark for your mark, you can tell IG and they will give you that username.
     
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    twitter.followers Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Depends on how big your company is, if you have enough resources to contact Instagram and explain them how you own the trademark and deserve that Instagram username 'legally' then you can definitely claim it.