DrewV - 7:15 pm on Jun 30, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: engine at 11:09 am (utc) on Jul 1, 2011]
Hi All, I'm new to the forum. Here's my situation. In 2006 I acquired a domain. The website I published shows various phases of building the products. I had considered making and selling the cabs on the internet, but never did. Basically the website has just been sitting out there in cyberspace since 2006. No updates, no price lists, no order forms. So yesterday I get this email from a law firm. In it they claim that I am infringing on a trademark that is owned by another company since 2000, as well as unfair competition and cybersquatting. They want me to GIVE them the domain name, as well as bar me from using the company name in any domain name. Also to never use an company name in any design, blah, blah blah blah blah.
It appears to me that they just want to rip me off for the domain name, without any consideration for the fact that I have drawn vistors to the site for the last five years, as well as paying the yearly fees to keep the site up. Now, personally I'm not that attached to the website as I could easily move the data from the website to one of my other sites. I do think that if the company wants the web address they should be man enough to offer to buy it from me. Thanks Drew
[edit reason] names obfuscated [/edit]
[edited by: engine at 11:09 am (utc) on Jul 1, 2011]