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IBMAmerica.com : International Business Methodologies loses IBM acronym #domain UDRP at the WIPO

When you choose your business name to be an acronym of sorts, be certain you don’t infringe on established, famous company brands. The registrant of the domain IBMAmerica.com claims that “IBM” stands for “International Business Methodologies.” They stated that due to the pandemic, they didn’t have time to roll out a web site; the domain […]

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#Trademark .COM applications: #Domains include Compare, Business, Slaps, Outside, Wine, Alert

The game is heating up at the USPTO since the approval by SCOTUS of the Booking.com trademark application. Lots of generic .COM domain are being applied for as trademarks, inclusive of the TLD. We keep track of and report on these fresh trademark applications involving generic domain names – single worders and LLL .com acronyms. […]

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“Shine com” trademark application not linked to Shine.com #domain

The Booking.com court decision has opened Pandora’s box, as many applications for registering trademarks matching generic domain names are deficient in their approach. Many generic domain owners are now filing for matching trademarks at the USPTO. Domains such as Jerky.com seem to take the right approach, relying on existing use, while others such as Ladder.com […]

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GoogleCoronavirus.com : No, “Google” is not a generic term, it’s a #trademark

Google is not a generic term. If anything, it’s a very famous trademark and Google is very protective of its brand. The ongoing global pandemic due to the Coronavirus, pushes people to make stupid domain registrations. In the case of GoogleCoronavirus.com, its registrant set up a WordPress site but didn’t do much with it. The […]

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#FIFA 2022 : No, 5890 euro is not “basic cost” for an infringing #domain name

If you register a domain infringing on a famous mark, you’re a cybersquatter. Such cases give a bad name to the majority of domain investors who play by the rules, and when the domain involves the FIFA trademark then you have a UDRP coming your way. The registrant of FIFA2022.com was served with a UDRP […]

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CNN.live : #Trademark squatter irks Rick Schwartz on Twitter

The registrant of the domain CNN.live, an obvious infringement of a famous trademark, irked Rick Schwartz on Twitter today. Posting the domain CNN.live for sale by tacking onto a tweet by the Domain King, unleashed Rick’s wrath, who said: Hey, owner of CNN(.)LIVE & NetPay(.)us @visarrex You can delete your tweet trying to sell these […]

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#EnergyNova : Don’t buy trademark #domains in hopes of selling for a lot of money

If you register domain names, or buy them in the aftermarket or auctions, make sure they are not infringing on existing trademarks. In the case of EnergyNova.com, the domain was allowed to expire, was captured by SnapNames a year ago, and it was allegedly resold. The registrant sought $31,250 dollars for it, but there is […]

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#Domain brands and #trademarks : What to do, how to do it

When it comes down to trademarking your brand, and its matching online address, the domain name, there are good and bad approaches. Quite often, domain investors might want to preserve a valuable domain by registering it as a trademark. That, might not be the best approach, however. When you attempt to register the .com, other […]

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Trademarks : Do you have a cushy #domain collection?

Domain investors often amass a variety of digital assets, stashing them in portfolios. Some domainers collect aged domain names, or numerics, or generic words. Others, gather domains related to news, products or brandable words. Regardless of what type of domains you focus on, your domain collection is something that you should be proud of. But […]

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All your domains are come from us : XYZ trademark application

Domain trademarks are good to have, and the XYZ Registry has applied for a mark on a phrase that’s a meme variant: “All your domains are come from us.” The phrase is grammatically incorrect intentionally, and we’re not trying to be a grammar nazi; it’s just the way it is. The applied for trademark is […]

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Trademarks : Domains are the root of all evil!

It’s amazing what types of names and brands people come up with, in the process of trying to be creative. A while back, we noted the trademark application for Raj Domains, at the USPTO. That application has now been granted, and Raj Domains is a registered trademark. Congratulations, Raj! Meanwhile, Evil Headquarters LLC, a company […]

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‘The Domain’ trademark application denied; Popular domain blog is safe

The trademark application for ‘The Domain’ has been denied, after it was deemed to cause confusion.   According to the USPTO: “Trademark Act Section 2(d) bars registration of an applied-for mark that so resembles a registered mark that it is likely that a potential consumer would be confused, mistaken, or deceived as to the source […]

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