This is exactly my point. A trademark is also a unique word or phrases that clearly identifies a specific business.
Originally Posted by Will.Spencer
"A trademark or trade mark is a distinctive sign or indicator used by an individual, business organization, or other legal entity to identify that the products or services to consumers with which the trademark appears originate from a unique source, and to distinguish its products or services from those of other entities."
"A trademark is a type of intellectual property, and typically a name, word, phrase, logo, symbol, design, image, or a combination of these elements"
Trademark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I worked for a company for many years who very successfully went after every person and company on the planet who registered our company name in a domain name. We never lost in any country where our trademark was registered, including a few former Russian satellite countries.
It is true that you can frequently get away with using a trademark on a product as long as that product cannot be easily confused with that of the original trademark holder. But the web changes that a bit, because domain names can be used to confuse users into thinking that there is an affiliation with the trademark owner, which draws people into a web site. I am also not an attorney, but I did attend several law school classes and have some experience with this issue.
Eventually it all comes down to whether or not you have deeper pockets than the trademark holder and are willing to spend thousands of dollars in legal expenses to try to keep the domain.
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