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Generic #domains as trademarks: Thesaurus.com at the #USPTO

The registrant of the domain Thesaurus.com has applied for a federal trademark registration at the USPTO. The same company operates Dictionary.com, and they have applied for the registration of that mark as well. The application for THESAURUS.COM incorporates a graphic image as part of the mark, and the application was filed with an intent to […]

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C.COM – Impossible single letter #domain heads to the #USPTO

Single letter dot .com domains are impossible to register or acquire; in fact, only X.com and Z.com are officially registered. The rest of the domains are with the IANA, in reserved status. But what about C.COM, you might ask, how is it possible that this single letter .com domain has been submitted in a trademark […]

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Someone wants to trademark “.COM” at the United States Patent and Trademark Office!

A new trademark application at the USPTO attempts to register “.COM” – that is “dot com.” The application cites the following services as the mark’s use: Providing an on-line platform which provides insurance offers from multiple insurance companies This is an “intent to use” application, so should domain investors who deal with dot .com domains […]

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Generic #domains : Trademark applications for Gambling.com, Rugs.com, Shop.com

Trademark applications at the USPTO for terms matching generic domains are surging, all thanks to the decision by SCOTUS on the Booking.com case. Owners of generic domains are applying for the registration of marks that include the extension, and it’s all .COM so far. Here are the latest applications to register trademarks matching generic domain […]

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#Trademark application for PORN.COM marks the beginning of a new #domain order

The registrants of the domain Porn.com have filed for the registration of the matching trademark, both as a stylized logo and as the “PORN.COM” wordmark. The two separate applications were filed at the USPTO on June 30th, citing first use of the mark in 2007. The trademark application examiners will have a field day perusing […]

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#Walgreens has applied for the BEAUTY.COM #trademark at the USPTO

Following the trending paradigm on trademark applications, Walgreens, registrants of the domain Beauty.com have applied for the matching mark, BEAUTY.COM, at the United States Patent & Trademark Office. The trademark application was filed on July 17th, and it’s an “intent to use” application for the following – long – list of products: International Class 035: […]

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Cruises.com : Another top notch #domain registrant applies for a #trademark at the USPTO

Following the Booking.com decision paradigm, the registrants of Cruises.com have applied for a trademark at the USPTO. World Travel Holdings, Inc., applied for the mark CRUISES.COM – a full text representation of the domain, without any graphic images. The mark is applied for in international class 039: Travel agency services, namely, making reservations and bookings […]

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Climb up : Werner Corporation applies for Ladder.com and Ladders.com trademarks

Werner Corporation is a major ladder manufacturer in the US. According to their web site at WernerCo.com: “Werner is the world leader in the manufacturing and distribution of ladders, climbing equipment, fall protection and ladder accessories.” Owning the absolute matching domains, Ladder.com and Ladders.com, would be a demonstration of how serious they are about their […]

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#Samson : Oldest live #trademark at the #USPTO comes without the matching .com #domain name

SAMSON, the oldest continuously registered trademark at the USPTO, has been live since 1884. It depicts Samson slaying a lion. The SAMSON mark was issued for use with cords, lines, and ropes. Source: Erik Pelton. The trademark application, which was naturally made on good old paper, was issued to Samson Ocean Systems, Inc. – a […]

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#USPTO : Many small businesses don’t own #domain names

An upcoming change in rules at the United States Trademark and Patent Office (USPTO) brings to light a shocking fact about domain names and small business owners. What will soon change at the USPTO? According to the World Trademark Review, the new guide will require email address to be submitted by all registrants and applicants, […]

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#PornFlix .com : Rick Schwartz receives C&D on a #domain he owns since 1998

PornFlix.com is an adult theme domain owned by Rick Schwartz since 1998. The Domain King shared news of a Cease and Desist letter – a.k.a., “nastygram” – that was sent by a Las Vegas company that registered the trademark PORN FLIX on June 25, 2019. Rick Schwartz’s quoted price for the domain was $3.5 million […]

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Get #FUCT : Immoral trademarks’ future opens thanks to LLLL .com #domain

FUCT is a four letter acronym and fashion brand conceived in 1990. It stands for FRIENDS U CAN’T TRUST, and the brand’s 2011 trademark application has been blocked by the USPTO, thanks to federal guidelines refusing the registration of “immoral or scandalous marks.” The owner of FUCT brand, Erik Brunetti sued and that decision was […]

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