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Domain name - trademark issue
Use of trademarked word in third-tier domain

Msg#: 4384232 posted 11:10 pm on Nov 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

We all know that that using some variation on another's trademark in your second-level domain name can spell trouble (e.g., walmartdeals.info). But what about the third level (e.g., walmartdeals.host.com)?

In one U.S. case, a particular organization prevailed against Google for hosting a Blogspot blog of a former member who used the organization's name to rant about it (organization.blogspot.com). Google was ordered to remove the blog.



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Msg#: 4384232 posted 1:35 am on Nov 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

Trademarks, unlike copyright, are generally zealously guarded because if they are NOT, then the trademark holder can lose them... whereas copyright has a longer term.

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