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Discussion in 'Domain Name Disputes' started by denchomsky, Apr 18, 2009.

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  1. denchomsky United Kingdom

    denchomsky Well-Known Member

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    Is the plural of a trademarked name automatically trademarked?

    I have found a name that is available and I want to use it as a traffic driver for a project I have planned, but the singular is trademarked.

    The trademark is for a peice of equipement/service that this company has designed/built (not the actual companies name) the site I am planning on building would be a site that gives information on this product/service + other simillar services (not competing with the company.)
    I want to know if it is safe to register the name????

    Cheers.
     
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  3. Skinner

    Skinner Well-Known Member

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    they could still go with passing off in my opinion.
     
  4. GreyWing

    GreyWing Retired Member

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    Yes mate they are protected as are typos. However different classes of trade raise those questions about whether it affects your cases, but that's a different question I guess.
     
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    doodlebug Well-Known Member

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    As long is it's confusingly similar to the original trademark then you cannot use it i'm afraid.
     
  6. denchomsky United Kingdom

    denchomsky Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your replies.

    So you are saying that even if I was not using the name as my site name but just using it to forward to another site it would still be a breach of TM, just by owning it?

    Ta.
     
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    denchomsky, I say you should go with it and buy that domain. Redirect it to your site. As I see things there shouldn't be a problem (from how you presented the facts) and even if there were any problems I think you could get a good deal for the domain. They won't forcefully take it.
     
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