About trademarks

Started by fix.97, Jul 16, 2022, 01:30 AM

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Could you provide information on the rights of a domain owner in a scenario where the domain was registered before trademark registration? Additionally, if a domain includes a unique combination that was registered prior to the trademark, can it be legally removed? Please share any insights you have on this topic.


Regardless of the circumstances, it is advisable to avoid using a TM in a domain, as well as setting up a landing page or parking lot with the phrase "For Sale." Instead, consider developing a non-thematic content project to reduce the risk of legal action being taken against you.


By registering your rights to a domain name as a trademark, you get the opportunity to prohibit third parties from using similar words and phrases, and you get an effective tool to combat those who like to copy-paste successful other people's projects.


If you register a website name and its corresponding trademark, competitors are prohibited from using your brand query in their search engine advertising campaigns. This means that when people enter your name into the Google search bar, they will only see your website.

However, if your trademark is not registered, customers who search for your site via brand queries may see your competitors' ads at the top of their search results. Your customers may go to your competitors instead, resulting in a loss of business for you. If your website is registered, but competitors still run ads for your brand queries, you may be entitled to a large compensation.

If you sell products for a particular brand, you cannot use a similar name to the brand's registered trademark without permission from the copyright holder (trademark owner). A domain name is recognized as a means of addressing on the internet, providing technical access from a remote computer to an internet website.

Therefore, using a part of a registered trademark in your domain name can put your ownership of the domain at risk. However, it's essential to remember that only the court has the power to strip you of your domain name, which is your property. In a court of law, you can demonstrate that you do not violate the rights of the copyright holder with your domain name.