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    Ok, i am setting up a series of talkxyz.com sites based around scifi.

    For example, see http://www.talkstargate.com.

    I recently registered http://www.talkstarwars.com for the same purpose and have just got this letter.

    Dear Sir

    RE: talkstatrwars

    We are writing to you in connection with the above domain name. We note that
    the domain name was registered by you on 21 July, 2000

    We act for Lucasfilm Ltd. Lucasfilm Ltd and its addiliated entities
    (collectively Lucasfilm") are the exclusive owners of all rights to the STAR
    WARS motion pictures. Those motion pictures and the characters whic appear
    therei are protected by the copyright and trade mark laws of the United
    States and other countries including, without limitation, the United
    Kingdom.

    Clearly, Lucasfilm is very concerned about the talkstarwars.com domain name
    as the essential feature of the domain name is their well know STAR WARS
    trade mark. Clearly, any use of this domain name would infringe the STAR
    WARS trade mark and amount to passing off at commonlaw. Further, the mere
    fact that you have registered this domain name is unlawful. We have been
    unable to find anyt active site.

    Accordingly, Lucasfilm requires the talkstarwars.com domain name together
    with anyother domain names registered by you which incorporate any STAR WARS
    names, trade mark or other intellectual property are transferred to
    Lucasfilm Ltd.

    We look forward to receiving a response within 14 days and reserve all our
    client's rights in relation to this matter.

    Marks and Clerk.


    - they probably think i am domain speculating which i am not.

    Do i have any grounds at all to stand on to keep the domain? Any advise?
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    I am not a lawyer and I do not know anything =)

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    Hi Chris,

    I would put a page that first of all states that the site will be open soon, because you did not intend to cybersquat over it but build a good and legitamate site, so I believe you have grounds. I would suggest mailing them saying this and you will also put a disclaimer on your site regarding the trademarks and everything, I don't think you should have a problem.

    HTH,
    Itay
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    thank you, i will do that ...
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