Discussion in 'Domain Appraisals' started by seanc, Dec 15, 2011.
would anyone say kindled is a TM issue?
edit: TM issue if i sell Amazon Kindle's on the site
Same predicament with a v.similar name. Is it ok to sell their products as a bonafide amazon associate through a specialist associate-o-matic site.
I'd probably say just about yes so long as the site states at least on every page this is an affiliate site through a recognised affiliate partnership.
At worst go onto the associate forums through the main site and ask the question of them directly?
My view is that if Amazon challenged you in a Nominet DRS, you would lose. This is because Kindle is a made up word which I'm sure will be trademarked, so if you start selling the Kindle on the site, they could claim abuse of trademark.
The question is, whether they would be OK with it or not. Best to ask first in my opinion. There's a good chance they won't be OK with it, because the url seems too "official", i.e. looks like Amazon could own it, so they might not be happy with you looking like them.
Kindle isn't a made-up word. It means to light or set on fire, arouse or inspire. Kindled is the past tense
Probably couldn't use that one if you're selling Kindles
Mhmmmmmm, I'd be worried if Kindles were listed/sold, Amazon clamp down.
I cancelled a poor choice reg earlier this year, it was eKindle.co.uk and it's been re-reg'd since! LOL.
I asked about eKindle.co.uk before just that, they said:
So the Associates Operating Agreement shows that this name is a big no-no. You could try asking for permission first, but Amazon is likely to be too busy to take the time to deal with such stuff, so really it's just a big no-no.
Maybe it could be used as some kind of brandable dating site?
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