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  1. roweash3

    roweash3 Active Member

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    A friend of mine has just purchased a domain name...

    Lets say brandnewferraris.co.uk (it's not this, but the same concept applies)...

    I thought this type of name would be a trademark infringement on "ferrari", but he's adamant it isn't.

    Simple question - Would a name like this be allowed?

    Thanks,
     
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    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    No, unless he's a dealer (in the car in question) in which case it depends.
     
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    That's what I thought, thanks.

    What if he wasn't a dealer, but owned a couple of ferraris (i wish this wasn't just an example) to sell on the website?
     
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    Doesn't matter. All the value in the "ferrari" part of the domain name has been created by the branding efforts of Ferrari (the company) so he's trading off that if he registers a domain that includes their name.
     
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    I can tell you ferrari WILL hunt you down, and they will require payment just to go away. Their legal people are like pitt bulls and everyone is an example.
     
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