---- Trademark Dispute with Companies in Different Countries
epmaniac - 9:36 pm on Mar 1, 2013 (gmt 0)
System: The following 5 messages were cut out of thread at: http://www.webmasterworld.com/google/4550104.htm [webmasterworld.com] by goodroi - 5:09 am on Mar 2, 2013 (utc -5) actually i registered a trademark in my country and started a site, the site grew very popular and yesterday i received a cease and desist letter from a US company, apparently I have their trademark (unbeknownst of me)in my url...
We are not in similar niche... still they are asking my domain to be handed over to them,,..
so i was thinking that i should start another site in the same niche with the same database, it might gain some strength meanwhile i try to fight my case with this big company...
do US trademark laws applies to countries outside of US also? I have moved my hosting away to a eastern european country and also have changed my registrar from godaddy to KEY-SYSTEMS GMBH.... thinking i may now have a better chance of not losing my domain, i am not a US citizen.
Why was i allowed to register a company and trademark if i was infringing one in USA?... it boggles my mind