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can anybody advise me please

Discussion in 'New Domainers' started by philbate66, Jan 28, 2012.

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  1. philbate66 United Kingdom

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    can any body help me i have seen a domain that i want

    threemobileintheuk.com is this allowed or will it be a trademark infringement

    i was only going to promote 3 mobile phones anyway

    any advice would be appreciated

    thx phil
     
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  3. Edwin

    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Trademark infringement, of course.

    "three" or "3" has never been a generic word for a mobile phone, it's a brand that Three have created from scratch.
     
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    can i not promote their products on it
     
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    yes its a trademark and if you were only making a few pounds per month I would guess they wouldn't care much if your only advertising products from them but if it gets alot of sales and performs well in the search results they may decide to lay claim to it as a trademark infringement so it really isn't worth the hassle.
     
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    what would happen if i design a site then they find my site would they just take it off me or would i get a fine aswell
     
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    They could DRS you to get the domain off you, alternatively, like a lot of big companies, they might decide to take out a court case to make an example of you, which you would lose, and costs of many thousands would be awarded against you.
     
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