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  1. Aaron Clifford United Kingdom

    Aaron Clifford Well-Known Member

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    Just caught GatwickDepartures.co.uk 74,000 Exacts.

    Wasn't to sure on the trademark issue as plenty of companies use the term "gatwick" and are airport orientated. If anyone could shed some more light in it that would be great. If its a trademark issue I will just delete it!

    Any help appreciated...
     
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    Think if they believed they were loosing any revenue or you were taking traffic/ kudos away from there official site they would come after it there are augments you could put forward but that wouldn’t stop them
    2375633 GATWICK AIRPORT
    2375166 GATWICK

    One has a section Class 39 (Part) advisory and information services relating to travel, airport information services and flight information services (at first glance looks there best one )

    You are including an exact trade mark within your name and using it for the same..? would be nom / DRS that would decide? Which is a gamble I would say biased in there favor but that all depends on how well you put together a case?
     
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    Heathrow airport is classed as a business so I would imagine Gatwick is also, be careful mate !

    Based on being a potential TM issue domain then I would have to say its value = £0 at the moment.
     
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    Just wanted to check really, I had an idea that it may be a problem! Will just leave it undeveloped then :), Thanks guys. If anyone wants it, make me an offer via PM.
     
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    Yes its a TM issue there i would stay clear from that one maybe offer it to gatwick for the reg fee ...
     
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    I have gathered that already from the people that have posted, wizard post count +1.
     
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    Yup

    I was just letting you know my thoughts i would stay clear of any TM names unless you want to waste your money like i have done before .

     
  9. doodlebug United Kingdom

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    DO NOT DO THAT ! , that's seen as admitting guilt, imagine saying to Tescos "I have been using a Tesco banner on my market stall but you can have it now for free"

    They could sue you, just cancel it mate, that's what i did in my early years :cool:
     
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    I inherited a domain 'ChadValley dotcodotuk' when I bought a complete portfolio... I believe it is a very small geo, but I contacted Argos, at is very clearly a brand name. They were more than happy to have it and sent me £50 of vouchers...
     
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