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Trademark using in the domain
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Noximus

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Msg#: 3656144 posted 8:55 am on May 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hello Guys,
Here is a case, somebody has registered domain name using my trademark, something like trademarkwidget.net , they are developing it and are promoting it. I contacted them and told to transfer the domain to me, but they replied that they are not going to do it if I like I can buy it for several hundred dollars. What can I do? It seems that they are not located in USA or Europe, they are located somewhere in pakistan or bangladesh... Should I begin court case? somewhere like WIPO? but it will be more expansive...
What can I do?

 

Noximus

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Msg#: 3656144 posted 6:47 pm on May 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

Do you have any idea?

bill

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Msg#: 3656144 posted 6:04 am on May 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

Buying it sounds cheaper than pursuing an international trademark prosecution.

Wlauzon

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Msg#: 3656144 posted 5:13 pm on May 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

Ask yourself if it really matters.

We have seen several similar domains to our trademarks, but not a single one shows up in any search engine.

Noximus

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Msg#: 3656144 posted 8:24 am on May 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

Thank you guys for replies.

Are there any organizations other then WIPO where can I sue the person for trademark infringement?

Noximus

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3656144 posted 11:30 am on May 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

I mean in the domain name

Jack_Hughes

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Msg#: 3656144 posted 10:11 am on May 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

You need to talk to a lawyer...

StoutFiles

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Msg#: 3656144 posted 12:26 pm on May 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

How successful is this knockoff? I would just wait it out. This is definitely the case here because they'll give you the site for several hundred dollars; they just want a quick buck and they won't last long.

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