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Trademark question

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by Oriam, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. Oriam

    Oriam Junior Member

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    Would their be a problem to register a new domain name with
    the word microsoft in the domain name ?
     
  2. varundbest

    varundbest Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Well i have a domain -
    Code:
    http://motorolafans.info
    And now i shifted the whole site due to it! I would not suggest you to do this. If your site gets famous, they can sue you and get the domain anytime.
     
  3. alexaassassin

    alexaassassin Registered Member

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    5 bucks says yes.

    So use a non-reputable registrar and an non-us
    hosting company, I'd say. Eventually you will
    get a letter. Likely within about 5 days.

    Of course if you are selling legit MS products
    you'd reply and tell them that you are using
    their valuable trademark in good faith to
    extend their customer reach and brand
    visibility...

    ...and ask them if they would prefer that
    you sold Apple computers instead.
     
  4. Oriam

    Oriam Junior Member

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    Selling Apple computers on a Microsoft domain name, sound
    to tempting to do...ok, i will do it ! :D
     
  5. werrich

    werrich Regular Member

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    microsoft will definitely sue. They even sued some kid years ago who had his own software selling domain called Mike Rowe Soft (mikerowesoft.com i believe it was) just because it sounds the same. His real name was Mike Rowe too.

    it is best to never register something you know is a TM, especially for a company that is huge or in a technology field. Unless u like letters from lawyers :)
     
  6. Max27

    Max27 Newbie

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    yup you will surely get a letter from the TM owner, as i got from linkedin.com as i own a .in domain which now they want to acquire. Till now i have got two notices from them and i have taken down the site and place 'domain for sale' banner on the domain. :p
    In reply to there notices, i said i will take down the site but can't transfer the domain to them for free lolz, lets see what comes next.....
     
  7. Oriam

    Oriam Junior Member

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    Of course i was joking when i said i was gong to ahead and do it.
    It's really to bad i can't register it, because it was a real nice domain name.
    Thank you for all your feedback's.
     
  8. Platinum01

    Platinum01 Registered Member

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    Sometimes yes, sometimes no. You most likely will get a cease and desist letter from them first if you are making money off their name. More than once I have used the companies name in affiliate redirect links and sometimes the company is cool, with it sometimes not. My guess is MS will whine about it. gl