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  1. eddieb United Kingdom

    eddieb Active Member

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    Just picked up ManUtdFixtures.co.uk
    It has 27.1k local exacts and I am thinking of a simple Wordpress site with the fixtures on it, updated weekly with scorers etc to keep it fresh., some adsense to bring in the money.
    What do you think?
     
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    The Premier League has always been quite protective over their fixture lists, but I vaguely remember a recent legal ruling that they shouldn't be?
     
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    You could always look at ManUtd.net for Man U Fixtures
    (site looks better on iphone though IMO)
    ;)
     
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    I would have thought the term "manutd" being in the domain, and with adsense shows you are profiting from a branded tm.

    I could be wrong, I'm new to this stuff
     
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    I think I have a way around the fixture list protection. Rather than just list all their fixtures as I intended to do I can talk about individual matches, past & present, between Utd and other Prem League teams, then expand this to discuss the upcoming fixture between the 2 . This would make for a more interesting read and possibly open up more monetizing opportunities.
    The name Manchester United, Red Devils, and the badges associated with these are trademarked, the word/s ManUtd do not seem to be
     
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    Well, imo just tread very carefully. Surely any type of "fan site" would use things like logos etc?

    And even though "manutd" may not be trademarked, if its a site about Manchester United, then It could be implied that you are profiting from the entire Manchester United brand.

    Like I said, I'm no lawyer, I am just passing on advice that I have learnt from the pros around here :)

    Good luck either way :)
     
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    I don't plan to use their logos, badges etc or anything where the image rights aren't free.
    Luckily, my wife is a lawyer, so I'll run it past her over the weekend.
    Thanks
     
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    Sounds like a plan so long as you don't post any fixtures...
     
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