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Wanna buy www.yelp.[my country tld] will there be legal issues?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by darknight44, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. darknight44

    darknight44 Junior Member

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    After reading a post here about making money with a local business directory website. I decided to build a directry.
    I got a nulled edirectory script and right now i'm looking for a domain to buy.
    I noticed that yelp.my country's tld is AVAILABLE!
    I'll love to buy it but then again i don't want any copyright issues with yelp in the future.
    What do you think guys?
     
  2. phpfail

    phpfail Regular Member

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    Why would you have copyright issues for the word yelp?
     
  3. darknight44

    darknight44 Junior Member

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    Dont know if i would. That why i'm asking
     
  4. sneakfreak28

    sneakfreak28 Junior Member

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    most probably yes since it's a global brand already. so just go with other domain names
     
  5. Drink More Tea

    Drink More Tea Regular Member

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    They'll probably get their legal advisers to send you a letter full of legal jargon and mumbo jumbo, none of which means anything and is completely unenforceable in your jurisdiction.
     
  6. law_talking_guy

    law_talking_guy Newbie

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    Yes, there would probably be legal issues given Yelp's trademarks, fame, and international brand, and that you appear to want the domain to trade off their name with a competitive service.

    And yes, they could enforce their trademark rights in your country, due to international treaties governing trademarks and domain names. It is usually cheaper for a U.S. company to enforce overseas than in the USA, and just as effective (and costly for the one who registers the infringing domain).