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Trademark Question

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by RdNk_WEB, May 22, 2009.

  1. RdNk_WEB

    RdNk_WEB Newbie

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    Am i in violation of trademark laws/rules if i run and operate a domain that is a common, high traffic, misspelling of a company's original trademark?
     
  2. havokb8

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    yes, yes you are. I got in pretty nice trouble for doing that a few months ago
     
  3. RdNk_WEB

    RdNk_WEB Newbie

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    damn. that's what i figured. oh well. i'll take advantage of the misspelling in other ways.
     
  4. RalphyBoy

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    Yes, I agree, you can also check with a trademark attorney. I did for one domain, and was told the other paty might not like, but I would win. It cost $400 for the legal opinion.

    havokb8, just curious, what was the result?
     
  5. havokb8

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    Many threats and C&D's from law firms
     
  6. rampage

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    I've gotten a few complaints for trademark infringement. Google: Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act. I got screwed pretty badly with a completely white hat site that was my primary source of income for over 4 years. Normally, the trademark owner will win the case unless you owned the domain before they secured the trademark. If you loose the case, you basically loose the domain.