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  1. devilsrefugee

    devilsrefugee Active Member

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    Just found this forum, through WDF, and I wanna say hey.

    I have 2 domains (so far), that I dont know whether to develop, or to list for sale.

    Would love to see what others think please.

    1. http://hooverrobot.com/
    2. http://compatibleclick.com/

    Look forward to partaking in some good domain/web discussions :)

    Thanks

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    I would say the compatibleclick.com is the worst I own...I used to own bargains4less.com, way back in 2000, that would be the worst I had; I would say, and still, its not that bad I dont think, but I could be wrong. Whats the professional concensus? :D
     
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    Welcome to the forum Devil.

    I'd suggest dropping them in the appraisal section as this is for introductions.

    Good luck!
     
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    Hi Devil welcome to Hell :mrgreen:

    Your hoover one could get you in trouble because it's a trademark.

    Enjoy your stay 8)
     
  5. devilsrefugee

    devilsrefugee Active Member

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    Hi and thanks guys.

    Hell aint all that bad! haha
    May I ask how is 'hoover' trademarked? Its an every day house hold item :?

    Where would one go to clarify the situation? Maybe CAB or something?

    Thanks

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    you mean the manufacturer I assume. My plan was to affiliate hoovers (or vacuums as they are known in the US). This is a singular name. What would be to stop me starting a hoover robot company? The company - Hoover would have a very hard time to claim a trademark infringement, unless they trademarked "Hoover Robot", which I dont believe they have.

    Thanks for the heads up though :D
     
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    Sorry Hoover would be to stop you, thats what will stop you..
    Hoover can claim trademark infringement easily and it would not be hard at all.. big company lawyers can pretty do much anything..

    You should be careful and read around more online before purchasing names like that, i can understand how it is easy to think hoover is a device not a brand but its a brand that builds 'vacuums' at the end of the day..

    If i where to register appletouchtelephones.co.uk id be in trouble as its even a name thats related to their industry..

    Companies could have trademarks you arnt aware of in 'robot' sector automated 'hoovers' then your in trouble.. People often get confused over the term 'hoover' but its not a device its a brand which the name stuck across the board.. I do understand how its easy to get confused im not denying that but you have to be careful or your throwing away your money and opening yourself up for trouble..

    another example is me registering 'disneyarmytoys.com' yeah loads of people make army toys but ive linked it with a brand and its game over for me then.. they can just argue that your web 'visitors' are being misled into believing that its a 'Hoover' made robot or 'Disney' made army toys..
     
  7. Bailey United Kingdom

    Bailey Well-Known Member

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    Funny enough and while we are on legal entities . Words can pass into "Common ownership" if they are recognised as a common descriptive with substantial history of usage - Hoover may be one of those. (it would need a TM lawyer to define)

    This wouldn't apply to things like Iphones or Disney products because they are identifiable within there particular markets
     
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    thats also true, just be careful..
     
  9. devilsrefugee

    devilsrefugee Active Member

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    Yeah, after posting this i Looked into (but am by no means a lawyer) and it has a special name (cant think what it is right now), but basically because a name becomes a common used word (aka - just going to do the hoovering) it has a special definition. Of course, I never realised this when registering the domain and it looks like I will just keep it gathering dust until I cba doing anything with it.

    Thanks for the advice. More caution will be applied in future haha.

    Cheers
     
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    Interesting subject. Hoover does appear in some dictionaries as a verb " I'm going to Hoover the floor". Not that us like to see the use of the domain challenged but the outcome would be interesting.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
     
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    Thanks some nice comments and thoughts. if you think about it - you could actually seperate 'hoover' from 'hoovers' in a court challenge - All fun and games eh ? :p
     
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