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*****Will I get Slapped legally by G***** or the Company for their trademark*****

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by newkid..., Mar 19, 2010.

  1. newkid...

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    I admit my mistake but I bought 11 years old domain from someone named "bbcdigital.com" (it was cheap at $30 :p).

    It contains the word 'bbc' which definitely is a trademark. Now in the recent discussion, I got to know that its forbidden to use domain containing trademark...

    Though there is one thing, I am not going to put any content related to bbc or review on their products/services... its all about digital product reviews and price....

    Shall I go ahead with this domain or drop the plan and look ahead for different domain

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  2. NeedMoreWeed

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    Hi ,

    i dont think u get any problems with it ...
    bbc is a trademark right , but bbcdigital is not a trademark ..
    else they could claim every domain that contains bbc and thats not working hehe =)
    u could say it mean Big Beautiful Car digital =)
    If its has nothing to do with bbc or the stuf they do u cant any problems i guess
    so why drop it .. :)
     
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    Yes I agree there is no need to drop it. Simply come up with a name for the acronym BBC and you should be fine. That way if they somehow do engage you then Best Brand Computers Digital is not responsible :p
     
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    That could be of real relief... in fact even I thought to name it 'Big Boring Chap digital" in case if any legal notice comes up...

    But the point is I dont want to have any notification at all and later on I have to drop it... This will result wastage of all months effort of back-linking work

     
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    If I were you, I wouldn't even try to do anything with it. Even though yes, you could possibly make up an acronym, BBC is a billion dollar company with million dollar lawyers. I don't know if you've ever heard the story about Mikerowesoft.com I think it was called a couple years back. It was a blog made from a guy that's name was Mike Rowe and he was a software designer, well guess who called him on it? Big daddy GATES!!! They just said that it was close enough to their trademarked name and could harm the company and boom the guy had to give it up.

    But they were nice about it and gave the guy like $10k an xbox 360 months before it came out and every game that came out on it for the rest of his life!!! Who knows, maybe BBC will give you a camera!?!?
     
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    I dont think it makes sense to put couple months of hard effort to get one camera LOL:p

    On the serious side, Yes I do have the same concern and thats why I raised this question before I moved ahead... becoz this is not some autoblog, i am developing... Its going to be big website with 20-30 new original post everyday..... and target only for one country (not US)... I am sure its going to be hit (traffic wise) in this country with an average no of visitor anything like 30-50K/day...

    That is the reason, I am serious about this name... and thanks for your advise

     
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    Any more feedback, who has seen this kind of cases in real. Advise will be sincerely appreciated.
     
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    Need advise... i m running out of time... Special attention to WIZ, Ericsson and Peter, whom I would like to Hear