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using word "wordpress" in a domain name will be a copywriter infringement ?

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  1. CrazyBuddy

    CrazyBuddy Regular Member

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    Does using word "wordpress" in a domain name will be a copywriter infringement ?

    I am going after a keyword and it will be easier to rank that keyword if domain name will have word "wordpress".
    I am creating this website to sell in flippa (earning through adsense) , will this be a issue there and people will refuse to buy my site.
     
  2. Apricot

    Apricot Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    You could ask before hand to be sure. If they decided it was though, they would have no problem getting it. Depends what it does, how well it does it and if they see it as making them look bad /rival etc.
     
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    Izzma Regular Member

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    It wouldn't be a copyright infringement but a trademark infringement.

    Checkout tess2.uspto.gov and search "wordpress" you will see they have a registered trademark Reg. #3201424

    Chances are they will send a C&D when their IP team notices your website. In terms of selling the website, you should never sell a website that infringes on a registered trademark. My advice would be to keep it and earn what you can until you recieve a C&D
     
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    ja1myn Senior Member

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    Some people on Flippa will be wary to bid on your site if it has the trademarked name in it. That is a valid concern for a lot of bidders.
     
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    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Read this OP

    http://wordpressfoundation.org/
     
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    thanks, it is clear by above post that I can not use word wordpress in my domain name....