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Using a domain name with LinkedIn in it...

Discussion in 'Legal Issues' started by hitboy, Oct 11, 2011.

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    I didnt even consider having issues with my domain name before I started my new project but has anyone heard of cases where linkedin domain names are okay to use. For example xxxxxlinkedin.com or linkedinxxxxx.com

    If so please let me know thanks
    SEMrush
     
    hitboy, Oct 11, 2011 IP
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  2. mjewel

    mjewel Prominent Member

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    You need express permission to use a trademark as part of your domain name - especially when the content relates to the TM holders products, service, or similar usage.
     
    mjewel, Oct 11, 2011 IP
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    hitboy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info but that sucks lol
     
    hitboy, Oct 11, 2011 IP
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    Dave Zan Well-Known Member

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    Yeah well...better you learn it here and do something than find out the hard way, which can really suck.
     
    Dave Zan, Oct 12, 2011 IP
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    Yeah I tested something like that out as well with Iphoneearphones.com and was promptly reminded that this was going to get me in a lot of trouble. One of my colleagues tried something called skinfood.ca and got a cease and desist letter from Skinfood themselves. Definitely be careful with trademarke infringements!
     
    slforsimon, Oct 13, 2011 IP
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    hitboy Well-Known Member

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    Although this totally sucks this info is gonna be really helpful for me in the long run thanks for letting know guys
     
    hitboy, Oct 13, 2011 IP