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  1. fuzzer United Kingdom

    fuzzer Active Member Acorn Supporter

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    Hi all,

    I've recently caught a LLLL.co.uk - which it turns out are the initials/abbreviation of a well-known investment bank. I've checked 'ipo.gov' for a trdemark but am not quite sure what I'm looking for and would appreciate some advice.

    I'd like to know whether:
    1 - I'm okay to offer it to them?
    2 - I should just stick it up for sale and hope they bite?
    3 - I'd be better off without it?

    If anyone's interested in helping - please reply here or PM and I'll get back to you with the name.

    Thanx,
    fuzzer
     
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  3. grantw United Kingdom

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    Do not offer it them, that will put you at a major disadvantage should they decide to take action.

    In my opinion (and without knowing the domain), unless it's a word unique to them then you basically have a 4 letter acronym and should be ok owning it and listing it for sale, just don't park it on a page with adverts.

    The above should keep you safe, that doesn't mean you won't get hassle over it!

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