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Multiple trademark holders & domain selling

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  1. TallBloke

    TallBloke Active Member

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    Can anyone offer any insight?....

    Let's say for example I acquire the domain name example.co.uk from a limited company liquidation and want to sell it. There are several companies in different industries who each have a trademark in various TM classes for 'example'.

    Is it considered an abusive registration ( if the TM holder is of the opinion that it is, they may not) if I contact each TM holder, offering the domain for purchase?

    They can't all claim it can they?

    How do companies that sell assets, domains included, handle these situations?
     
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    ian Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    I would imagine that providing the domain name is generic, i.e. keywords, and there is evidence to suggest that quite a number of companies are using it and it wouldn't have a direct impact on a company, then they'd struggle to take it from you. However, if it was a brand name or product name, I'd stay well clear.
     
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    Thanks.

    Dictionary word in this instance and I can see different companies with TMs in the IPO.gov.uk website.
     
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    foz Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Yes. It would form part of the complainants argument, that:

    http://www.nominet.org.uk/disputes/when-use-drs/policy-and-procedure/drs-policy
     
  6. TallBloke

    TallBloke Active Member

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    @Foz

    Thanks, I'd read that paragraph on the Nominet site before I posted here. My thoughts were that approaching a TM holder could be a problem.

    So in practice you wait until (maybe) one the TM holders makes an offer? Or another party does.
     
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    foz Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Yes, let inbound do its thing. If you have enough of these things, it soon turns into a torrent of inquiries per day.
     
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    lol!!!! :d
     
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