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Could i have a problem in the future?

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  1. mejorantes

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    I just bought a really nice domain name and plan to build a price comparison/deal site around it.

    The domain is something like this: goodwidgets.co.uk.

    After i bought it I found there is another UK based site with the domain name goodwidget.com

    goodwidget.com appears to be well established with sitelinks, a decent alexa rank etc

    So if I make a success of goodwidgets.co.uk will the owners of goodwidget.com have any legal grounds to come after my domain?

    Cheers
     
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    If it's a pure brandable domain then you are screwed but if a generic you might be ok ?

    ps. DO NOT offer it to the owners of the .com
     
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    The other site doesn't sell it's own brand widgets. It is really a widget fan site with industry news etc and it also has a deals/price comparison section.

    What do you mean by pure brandable?

    Does it make any difference that I hold the plural of the domain name?

    Thanks for the replies!
     
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    If they can prove there generally know as or recognized as trading as.. Or they have a trade mark etc then yes it may not be good otherwise it means nothing
     
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