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Need your Advice and Appraisal for NokiaLaptop.com

Discussion in 'Appraisals' started by sandeepdude, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. #1
    Hello,
    SEMrush
    I just catched the domain NokiaLaptop.com and i have an idea of setting up a review type site.

    But i just wanna know if this domain is subjected to any trademark violations...

    Please share your opinion about this domain here...

    Thanks in advance,
    Sandeep
     
    sandeepdude, Jan 15, 2010 IP
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  2. Alvin

    Alvin Notable Member

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    This is definitely a trademark infringement.
     
    Alvin, Jan 15, 2010 IP
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    chandan123 Prominent Member

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    yes its TM dispute domain. ask refund if possible with your registrar.
     
    chandan123, Jan 15, 2010 IP
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  4. sandeepdude

    sandeepdude Well-Known Member

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    Thanks mates...:)

    I am now mailing to my registrar about this...
    Hope they'll gimme a refund..;)
     
    sandeepdude, Jan 15, 2010 IP
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    Intermg Active Member

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    Although it is not quite clear that the combination of words "Nokia Laptop" is an existing trademark (e.g. compare with "sonynotebook.com" which does not belong to Sony and obviously is not a trademark like "Vaio"), I'd say you're still at some risk. On the other hand, you could develop a site, e.g. support forum for Nokia Laptop users. I think it would be legitimate use of this domain, unless Nokia decides to register these words as a trademark. I wouldn't drop this name right away.
     
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    chandan123 Prominent Member

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    its best to purchase that domain from OP :rolleyes:
     
    chandan123, Jan 16, 2010 IP
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    ;)

    On a serious note, there is an option to contact Nokia, explain them what you are going to do and ask for their permission.
     
    Intermg, Jan 16, 2010 IP
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    sandeepdude Well-Known Member

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    I just found this from nokia's website

    http://www.nokia.com/zz-trademarks

    There is no trademark registered for Nokia Laptops..

    I am still waiting for my registrar to reply for my mail....

    By the way,How can i contact Nokia about this?
     
    sandeepdude, Jan 16, 2010 IP
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    bobbylove321 Active Member

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    Since you are dealing with a Multi Million dollar company such as Nokia it is a very good idea to change or get rid of that domain as fast as possible. It will be a useless business, since they will fine you for using their name.

    Nokia is not going to reply to your message regarding trademark because no matter what it will always go through to a regular customer service person. You would have to have a letter sent by your lawyer, which is not even worth the time.
     
    bobbylove321, Jan 16, 2010 IP
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