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    Question Trademark Registrations Question

    is there any problems if i registered a domain contain
    ebay,youtube,RAPIDSHARE,MEGAUPLOAD,hi5,digg

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    Yes, this will be a violation and will amount to legal action.

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    most likely not:
    paypalsucks.com
    ebaysucks.com
    googles.com

    EBAY71.COM is available! And I doubt ebay have "ebay71" trademark

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    It depends on whether your intent is to confuse people looking for the other site. If so, expect to have lawyers crawling up your **** over it. If not, and I gotta doubt that, then you have nothing to worry about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GamingWare View Post
    most likely not:
    paypalsucks.com
    ebaysucks.com
    googles.com

    EBAY71.COM is available! And I doubt ebay have "ebay71" trademark
    I'd suggest you brush up on your trademark law knowledge. You don't have to register an identical name to infringe on a trademark. This is especially true if you are competing with the primary mark and if the marks are confusingly similar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by softsoft View Post
    is there any problems if i registered a domain contain
    ebay,youtube,RAPIDSHARE,MEGAUPLOAD,hi5,digg
    If you use a trademarked name in your business name you may have a problem espcially if your name is confusing to the trademark, competes with the trademark or profits off it.

    Your attorney can help advise you as to the strength of the trademark (sometimes there's a trademark but it's not considered strong enough to worry about) and the potential conflict.

    You may want to take a look at these articles on the subject:

    http://www.nolo.com/article.cfm/obje...1/228/195/ART/

    http://inventors.about.com/od/domain...demark_Law.htm
    - Ted S

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    you'll probably know for sure when you receive a cease and desist letter from one of the parties.


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