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What to do whit this TM domain name ?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by Oriam, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Oriam

    Oriam Registered Member

    Aug 18, 2009
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    Working hard to monitizes my website: http://www.p
    I own a great M$ domain name.
    Can i sell this domain name and
    once it's sold, can i still get in trouble
    because i was the one who registered
    that name ? or I'm transferring the problem
    to the buyer and I'm now scoot free ?
  2. werrich

    werrich Regular Member

    Feb 17, 2009
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    you can get in trouble from the person who owns the tm. and even if u sold it before they seek u out, the new owner, if they got in trouble, would just blame u. it's best to stay away from TMs, especially from companies that stick up for their tm rights.
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  3. bryanon

    bryanon Executive VIP Premium Member

    Oct 16, 2009
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    Partly correct, however the true question is whether 'blaming you' has any monetary side-effects. If you play your cards face up and don't try to make it a secret that there MIGHT be some TM problems with the domain in the future then selling it is a relatively safe bet. Anything that happens with the domain after you've sold it doesn't concern you the slightest bit.

    On another note - for various reasons people get overly excited about TM issues whereas in reality corporations such as M$ actually file complaints only against a very small number of domains, mostly only ones that are indeed infringing their trademark (based on the content they're providing). Going through the case archives of National Arbitration Forum, you'll see that in 2009 Microsoft has filed complaints against 33 domains - for some reason, I think that the number of domains registered in 2008/2009 containing the word 'microsoft' or the names of any of their other trademarks is at least 50x this number.
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