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Discussion in 'Domain Name Disputes' started by MASSEY, Jul 16, 2010.

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  1. MASSEY

    MASSEY Active Member

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    I know a domain name for sale,

    Its the .co.uk of the name of a well known group, i would imagine there name is trademarked.

    If i bought it and parked it with adds of maybe a fan site with ads could they take it off me.

    The domain has just sat dead with the owner for 4 years.

    Cheers,
     
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  3. Lucky Luke United Kingdom

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    yep they can
     
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    namealot Well-Known Member

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    And might even try for some compensation..? If you made any money or they though you had made money or damaged there name in anyway….
     
  5. MASSEY

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    what if i invented a made up product, the initials spelt out the band name.

    And then put ads around it.

    Im not sure i see people who own celeb names and made fan sites.

    I dont think people have hard evidence as to what can actually happen.
     
  6. doodlebug United Kingdom

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    2 things >

    1, A name you use doesn't have to be the same as a trademark but only similar in order to breach interlectual property rights.

    2, You have publicly admitted trying to pass off trade from the company involved.

    I suggest you find yourself a generic to play with :|
     
  7. MASSEY

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    Number 2,

    Yes i did, please tell me what my name is and where i live? you cant :p


    Im suprised forums like this are not full of those legal types that can give hard info.

    Can i ask your source for knowledge doodlebug, or have you been witness to similar situations?
     
  8. MASSEY

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    If that is the case, then why can they not take the domai off the guy who currently owns it?

    Its their trademark?

    what about this then guys

    http://www.lilyallen.org/

    dont click the ads by the way its an example.
     
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  10. MASSEY

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    haha, thats funny.

    I fully appreciate any help i recieve off people on this forum, if i come across as a bit of an idiot i apolagise,

    Thanks for the link.
     
  11. rob

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    The email address for MASSEY is nicholas@candnpropertysolutionsltd.co.uk

    Am sure thats a start ....
     
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  13. MASSEY

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    Ok guys i get the message :)
     
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    namealot Well-Known Member

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    Even a solicitor barrister etc could only give you advice on the information supplied you would put forward your claim with any collaborating evidence/ possible mitigating circumstance etc they would give an opinion based upon the evidence presented to them.

    There are loads of things you can do with web sites that are or could be construed as illegal… This is not a forum for illegal activities.?

    If your thinking of doing illegal activities probably best not post those on a forum would be my advice...? especially after posting domains on here doesn’t take a genius to trace in back
     
  15. doodlebug United Kingdom

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    Nicholas Massey
    Se**y Avenue
    Gr**t B*rr
    Stafford

    Oh yes I can :mrgreen:
     
  16. alex

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    It's amazing what you can get from databases! All it takes is a domain name, company name or address and you can get all sorts of information like phone numbers, credit ratings, addresses (which can be seen through Google street view), family history, company history, cost of property, date of birth and the list continues. The point I'm getting at is there are plenty of members on here who have access to such information and my warning is that your name and this thread are now together. If you're ever in a dispute with a domain the chances are you will be looked up and acorn is well indexed in Google. This is just a friendly warning and I am no expert in domain disputes, but be careful what you say and do because it may come back to haunt you!

    When I first started with domains I registered several trademarks and used them with the eBay partner network and the like, but after advice from on here and seeing plenty of examples where not only was the domain taken, but compensation was paid, I believe I’m reformed! Hopefully you’ll take our advice, build a decent portfolio and learn from your mistakes.
     
  17. MASSEY

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    This was the purpose of the thread to work out if its legal or not,.

    But i have not really had a clear answer.

    Surely lillyallen.org is "passing off"

    There is a grey are for things like this.
     
  18. MASSEY

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    Why do you always ask yourself so many questions, oh let me guess your a sarcy one arent you. :shock:
     
  19. namealot United Kingdom

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    Why do you ask such stupid questions ...;)
     
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    This has been answered many times before.

    If you squat on someones trademark or brand name then you open yourself up to losing the domain and possible legal action, particularly if you're parking the domain and it's showings ads for rival companies.

    If someone else is getting away with it it doesn't mean that you will too and it's the lamest excuse for doing it yourself.

    Grant
     
  21. MASSEY

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    I would not say i ask stupid question , this is not my profession so they might seem silly to the pro's.

    Im more interested in seo for my sites but domains interest me.
     
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