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Win.MS (windows - MicroSoft)

Discussion in 'Appraisals' started by nabil_kadimi, Apr 30, 2010.

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    Win.MS

    Please share your toughts

    Cheers
    - Nabil -
    SEMrush
     
    nabil_kadimi, Apr 30, 2010 IP
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  2. bk871

    bk871 Well-Known Member

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    Do NOT market it as Windows Microsoft, that's for sure. You do, and you're screwed -- They'll take it from you.

    You need to keep away from the TM, and if you do, you'll be fine :)
     
    bk871, Apr 30, 2010 IP
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    nabil_kadimi Well-Known Member

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    Thanks bk871, what about the value?
    Oh... I don't think there will be any TM issues (refer to .ms policies)
     
    nabil_kadimi, Apr 30, 2010 IP
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    Pixelrage Peon

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    It's worth nothing more than being pursued by Microsoft's legal department.
     
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    nabil_kadimi Well-Known Member

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    This is interesting.
    So, I understand that "WIN" is a registered trademark on Montserrat?... lol... I don't think so!
     
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    #6
    WIN = Winning NOT Windows.
    MS = MISS is the default form of address for women. "Madame"

    Where the hell did you get the idea that Windows = Win ?

    Windows as always been a failure against Unix/Linux since Windows Me.
     
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    The only "Win" that can sue you is this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WIN_Corporation
     
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    nabil_kadimi Well-Known Member

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    chandan123 Prominent Member

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    read your thread title ;)
     
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    nabil_kadimi Well-Known Member

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    I quite don't understand why the domain name win.ms could be a TM infringement if used for a windows related website like a forum, blog, reviews website etc... Anyways, I'll do my research and make sure I do think legally.

    Thank you all for your replies.

    Regards
     
    nabil_kadimi, May 1, 2010 IP
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    nihangshah Prominent Member

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    You better contact Microsoft regarding this domain.
     
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    nabil_kadimi Well-Known Member

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    This is a very nice idea.. thanks
     
    nabil_kadimi, May 1, 2010 IP
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    They should not complain, but its always worth asking ;)
     
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    bk871 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think you get what I am saying.

    If you use your domain: WIN.MS and advertise/have a website regarding microsoft/windows, it's most likely infringing the trademark.

    Even in this thread, you used the title "Windows - Microsoft" to describe the domain.
     
    bk871, May 1, 2010 IP
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    nabil_kadimi Well-Known Member

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    What if I make it clear that the website is not owned or maintained by Microstft Corp?
     
    nabil_kadimi, May 1, 2010 IP
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    Cheat Peon

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    microsoft will not ask your domain if you just use as normal site ( like winning methods , inspirations , or sme thing with casino sites ( look .ms cctld for such sites policies) )

    If you are going to brand win.ms as windows Microsft you are just wasting time and money :)
     
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    Agreed, there is no problem if you develop it in anything not related with windows microsoft
     
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    Pixelrage Peon

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    Your original post says "windows - Microsoft" which implies that you intend on associating this domain with it. If so, it's going to wind up as a tragedy.
     
    Pixelrage, May 3, 2010 IP