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Trademark problems with "Dirty Pin" vs "Dirty Pineapple"

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by ADHD-Dude, Mar 30, 2012.

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  1. ADHD-Dude

    ADHD-Dude Power Member

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    I want to buy a domain "Dirty Pineapple" that resembles a trademark "Dirty Pin".

    I want to promote a "Dirty Pin" product on "Dirty Pineapple" is this a problem ?

    Can the owner stop me from selling his product on my domain because the domain is similar, but different at the same time?
     
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    You can probably get away with dirty pineapple, as it is very distinct from dirty pin, but using the actual trademark will probably get you sued.
     
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    Any other opinions on this topic?
     
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    ADHD-Dude Power Member

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    I will use "Dirty Pineapple" to promote "Dirty Pin" products
     
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    If you want to invest your time, money and resources into a questionable domain then expect a short ROI.

    If you want to invest your time, money and recourses into a domain without issues then don't pick a domain with the exact same letters in the same order.

    Go read the UDRP 3 spoke test for a complaint. Your domain selection will fail those and you'll last as long as there isn't a complaint. Better advice is to select a different domain name.

    EMD isn't as powerful as it once was. A few years ago an EMD could outrank a solid site for the same content without much authority. Today that isn't the case. You're going to need to have a solid SEO plan besides just finding a similar domain or you'll not get traffic. You're better off picking nothinglikeoriginaldomain.com and putting your SEO skills to work and not worry about a UDRP or C&D down the road. The risk of what you're purposing far outweighs any benefit.

    Disclaimer: JMHO
     
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    ADHD-Dude Power Member

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    You are right, using "Dirty Pineapple" to promote "Dirty Pin" is obvious, it is confusing.
    I made up another domain where the word Pin was not obvious but it could be used to divert traffic from them.

    So I decided to use only Dirty in the domain name because is a comon use word and there are many trademarks that use it.