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  1. philbate66 United Kingdom

    philbate66 Member

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    hi any help would be helpful as ive just been told i have to take my website down i wont tell you the url but something like this

    tv11onfinance. co.uk

    and i have received a message of tv11finance. com saying they will take legal action against me if i dont remove my site
    they bought the name and traded a couple of month before me
    they are calling it (passing off) as them any help is appreciated

    thanks
     
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    ian Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    If they have a trademark, started operating before you, and offer a similar service, then take it down!
     
  4. philbate66 United Kingdom

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    they dont have a trademark they are affiliate site like mine directing them to suppliers
     
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    suggs Retired Member

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    Just a thought..

    Are you earning money from the site in question? Is it really worth the time, effort and stress in arguing the case.
     
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    dazc Active Member

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    Just ignore them, it's a common tactic called bullying.

    BTW, did they add 15 exclamation marks after the phrase 'passing off' as that's a clear sign they are deranged?
     
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    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    If your example is meant to be accurately representative of the name, then I don't think you have a leg to stand on. It's not remotely generic. In other words, because it's not a normal word/expression, it's pretty clear you would never even have thought to register it if the .com didn't already exist. Looks like old-fashioned cybersquatting.

    (Note: I'm only commenting based on your example. If the expression is, in fact, generic, then please disregard all of the above)
     
  8. philbate66 United Kingdom

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    thanks for your comments i am going to change the name anyway to save the mither and does anybody know how i will keep rankings in google if i swap my domain thanks in advance
     
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