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manchesteronthe.net - trademark infringement?

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  1. guy martin United Kingdom

    guy martin Active Member

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    Would attempting to sell a domain like "manchesteronthe.net" automatically infringe the trademark rights of those with the word "manchester" in their trademark? I am confused! At present the domain is registered, but has never been used as a website. Any idea on value? £100 or more?
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  3. dashu1 United Kingdom

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    No, you can't trademark the place name Manchester.

    If there's already a website/company called manchesteronthenet.whatever then you might have issues.
     
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    No.

    But I wouldn't bother, the name is worthless.
     
  5. Redkite

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    How can ANY place-name be a "trademark". It is the name of a town ,city or country where, maybe, millions live. Who SAYS that only certain people can own that?
    Besides , there are SEVENTEEN places called Manchester in the world ; mostly in the USA. Try selling directly to the Yanks! Write to Chambers of Commerce in the various Manchesters.

    There is a great deal of parochialism in this internet business. Very many place-names are duplicated, triplicated and more.....across the world!

    Think OUTSIDE the box!!

    No-one has a RIGHT to the word "Manchester" .
     
  6. guy martin United Kingdom

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    Thanks for the contributions. Very useful to guage other domainers' opinions.
     
  7. accelerator United Kingdom

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    Sorry, but I would also say the domain is worth very little, if anything.

    Rgds
     
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