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What trademarks does fb have? Im buying a domain.

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by imlol, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. imlol

    imlol Regular Member

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    Just wondering about a domain relating to facebook

    Is fb or book fine to use?
     
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    what is the domain? if it contains facebook you probably cant keep it
     
  3. LordSwarovski

    LordSwarovski Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    they sued teachbook.com for having a book, rofl
     
  4. lazlow

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    What? Can you even claim trademark on a single word from the dictionary? :confused:
     
  5. Talsin

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    No you can't, but yes they did.

    If you are a social network related site with the word Face or Book in the title you run the risk of them going after you. Will they win? Who knows, but they are being bullies about it.
     
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    They sued a kid for registering facebookeconomy. Or at least sent him a C&D and threatened him. Doesn't matter if they're right (which they are) or wrong, litigation is very expensive and if you don't have the money to defend it--you are more likely to lose.
     
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    redstone.1337 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Keeping fb will be fine. I remember, a gur running a blog with domain name facebookplus.org was sent a Copyright Infringement Notice by Facebook, after then he shifted to fbplus and he is just fine! ;)
     
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    they are trying to copyright word face so you can well judge on what leavel they are so be care full buddy
     
  9. DamnTees

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    I think if you have facebook in the domain or if you have face**** or *****book and do something similar to facebook you will get slapped with a C and D letter. I've heard they are pretty aggressive about this as well.
     
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    They try their best. Apple sued a few people for using iSomething iOr iOther a while back, I don't remember if they won. Apple is only one company though, many have.

    Corporations are trying to patent human genes, and even though they arent allowing it yet, they will most likely be able to in the future if things stay on the same track they're on right now. It will probably take a patent to start large scale stem cell research which is something we need.
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  11. imlol

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    Yea, I heard that. I guess its similar to 'you' from youtube.


    I got one with fb and it has to do with facebook. I'll update this if I ever get a C&D.
     
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    China and Thailand are doing just fine with actual results from stem cells - from experience in China by the way. True, there's a chance in 20 years time something might go awry but at least patients who get treated NOW will have a chance to live another 20 years other than in the West where they just let people die.

    Instead of geting a load of BS charities, the Chinese fix people. Same as cancer research charities. It's all a money making scheme, there's evidence and results of breast cancer being treated, but they won't roll it out as they make too much from little pink ribbons and huge companies offsetting their tax each year.

    :china:
     
  13. billyd

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    You guys all forget something very simple. They can allege whatever they want. The point of the courts is to sort out such a dispute. Even if lawsuit against teachbook is dead wrong, they still have their right to the courts. The court system can be extremely long and expensive process.

    So you can by all means get a fb-esque domain name. But if you are believed to be abusing Facebook in some way, they can and will take you to court. Even if you are right, you will still have to defend the case. Court filings cost $350 in Federal court. So every time Facebook makes a motion, you have to pay a filing fee of $100 to $350 to challange their motion. What happens if you run out of money and can't pay the filing fees, or God forbid, not pay an attorney? Game over. Facebook can, and will get a summary or default judgment against you. Then as a matter of law, you are wrong and broke the law.

    The point is, is it really worth going to court over? Do you have a trust fund and $50,000 to $100,000 per year to defend the case? Think I am exaggerating about this? Look up Facebook lawsuits, or any copyright infringement lawsuits. They are going after everyone, and yes they are winning. And yes, Facebook does indeed monitor sites like this.
     
  14. BigGee

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    There's no doubt that large companies can win through intimidation. But hey folks, this is BHW. Be creative and use guerilla tactics- speed and versatility. Register those names and make your money by the time they get that C+D letter out to you.
     
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    You don't think Facebook doesn't read all the blackhat forums out there? You don't think they're reading this right now?
     
  16. billyd

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    If you don't live in the United States, or Canada, or the United Kingdom, or any Western country that follows the U.S. You're fine. If you're in Russia or China, you're good.
     
  17. Bezalmighty

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    this is correct, i study commercial law. just make sure ALL your business is conducted outside these areas including your hosting, any images you use, email and payment processor.
     
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    I live in India, I had purchased domain FBname.US

    I want to use this domain for selling courses, Is it okay ?

    Is it legit ?