Trademark application points to domain sale

The operators of the domain name have filed for the registration of the mark NOSOTROS.COM with the USPTO.

The application was filed with a date of first use of the mark being April 1, 2021, for the following services:

Providing a website featuring entertainment information in the fields of art, finance, health, education, family life, entertainment, music

The meaning of “nosotros” in Spanish is “us.”

The domain was registered in 1999 and it appears to have changed hands on or around April 1, 2021, presumably in a sale. Its previous registrant, ITS Websites, is a Pennsylvania based company specialized in designing and hosting websites for small businesses and Christian ministries. The new registrant is a company based in Connecticut.

Applying for the registration of matching marks is an ongoing trend among owners of generic domain names, following the decision by SCOTUS on the trademark application.

Since then, dozens of generic domain names have been applied to be registered as trademarks, inclusive of the TLD.

As of January 5th, 2021, BOOKING.COM is a registered trademark with the USPTO.

Will these applications become the new norm? Watch this video from NamesCon Online 2020.

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