1. Advertising
    y u no do it?

    Advertising (learn more)

    Advertise virtually anything here, with CPM banner ads, CPM email ads and CPC contextual links. You can target relevant areas of the site and show ads based on geographical location of the user if you wish.

    Starts at just $1 per CPM or $0.10 per CPC.

Domain trademarks explanation ?

Discussion in 'Legal Issues' started by IQdesigns, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. #1
    Hi guys

    I was wondering if its a trademark violation to register a domain like " googleguru.com "
    in order to build a website that sells products related to google search
    SEMrush
    tnx !
     
    IQdesigns, Apr 24, 2015 IP
    SEMrush
  2. DarkMatrix

    DarkMatrix Active Member

    Messages:
    310
    Likes Received:
    14
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    55
    #2
    yes it is
    you can not use Google eneywhere unless u have permission and they are serious about their TMs so pass it
     
    DarkMatrix, Apr 24, 2015 IP
  3. IQdesigns

    IQdesigns Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    359
    Likes Received:
    9
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    130
    Digital Goods:
    2
    #3
    google was just a sample, are they the one who are awfully strict or were you talking in general?

    what if I start a domain with any other trade mark in it? will they care? like www.howtomakemoneywithFACEBOOK.com ?
    thanks for the reply bro!
     
    IQdesigns, Apr 24, 2015 IP
  4. DarkMatrix

    DarkMatrix Active Member

    Messages:
    310
    Likes Received:
    14
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    55
    #4
    DarkMatrix, Apr 24, 2015 IP
  5. IQdesigns

    IQdesigns Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    359
    Likes Received:
    9
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    130
    Digital Goods:
    2
    #5
    thanks a lot mate !!!
     
    IQdesigns, Apr 24, 2015 IP
  6. Agent000

    Agent000 Prominent Member

    Messages:
    4,836
    Likes Received:
    782
    Best Answers:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    340
    #6
    Simple:
    You can not use a registered trademark in a domain name unless you have permission (and that permission could be withdrawn at any time).

    If you do use a registered trademark in a domain name, then:
    1) the trademark holder can demand that you hand the domain over to them and there is nothing you can do (that is assuming that they find that you are using one)
    2) the trademark holder may choose to not demand you hand it over and ignore you (but could change their mind at any time) - this is often what happens with 'fan' sites
     
    Agent000, Apr 24, 2015 IP
  7. AngelaE8654

    AngelaE8654 Active Member

    Messages:
    935
    Likes Received:
    27
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    85
    #7
    I remember crossfit being another example, google "crossfit trademark issues" with domains related or with the words "crossfit" in 'em.
     
    AngelaE8654, May 15, 2015 IP
  8. creztor

    creztor Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    537
    Likes Received:
    12
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    110
    #8
    Doesn't even have to be a violation. Do you have the money to go to court if a big website/company doesn't like what you are doing with a domain name and their product/brand etc? Sad truth is even though they may lose in court, if you don't have the funds to go then they can pretty much do what they want.
     
    creztor, May 19, 2015 IP