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Usage of product name on commercial website

I have a software application that backups up customer data to their respective Google Cloud or Onedrive or Sharepoint. If I mention this feature on my application's website, will I have to take ...
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SEO problem when a competitor's trademark has turned into the generic name of the product

I'm having a problem where my clients' product is known by almost everybody by the trademark of their biggest competitor. For example, imagine that my client is a sticky-tape manufacturer, but ...
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Can I use favicon of other websites when I link to them on my site?

I'm creating websites catalog and I wonder whether or not I can use favicon of other websites as an icon next to its domain name. As far as I know I can use screenshots of websites without the owner's ...
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Company / Product Info Directory Website - Copyright Laws

I want to create a large business directory website , which would allow a user (buyer) to search, filter and identify suitable products. I would require company logos and use of product names (TM,...
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Obtaining an SMD file to use for "sunrise" domain registration

Following up on a related question: When you register for an Internet domain within the "sunrise" period that trademark owners can use (this period is often 30 days), you need an SMD file to prove ...
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Register .app domain for trademark holders

According to https://www.registry.google/, Google is planning to be the registry for a new .app domain. Registration will commence with a "sunrise" period on March 29 for those holding trademarks. ...
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I have domain parked for the future use. However, someone register Trademark with the same as Domain name

I bought the domain 2 yrs before someone registered TM with exact the name. I do not have plan to use the domain in the nar future. Am I still OK to sell to the company or it is not legal? I am ...
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"Brand® product" or "Brand product" in title?

We have always used Brand® product in the title element (because this is what it is). People of course search for Brand product and not Brand® product. I am in doubt. We are being advised to remove ...
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What are the good reasons proving that someone is not infringing trademark? [duplicate]

John has got a problem: There is a company with registered trademark: Example. The company sells shoes. It owns the domain example.com. So whenever someone wants to buy this company's shoes they go to ...
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Can domain name contain trademark letters?

If for example I purchased a domain that contains NHS (national health system in the UK). For example nhsnews.com that contains news about nhs. Would I be in trouble and do I have to stop the site?
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How to check whether a domain name is a trademark?

How to check whether the domain name you have chosen conflicts with other trademark existing domain names which you didn't know about. Also, when is it legal to choose similar domain names to other ...
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Can't register a domain due to trademark

I attempted to register crack.house. I was told that I could not (by namecheap), because "the domain name contains a trademark". How often does this happen, and is there anything I can do about it?
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Can media corportation take away my domain name? [duplicate]

Recently i've noticed that there is actually free cool domain name, let's say 'googleinsider.com`. Buy this domain is my dream and for some money (not so small well) i can buy this domain. And i will ...
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Trademark a Domain .ORG when Another Domain .COM Exists Prior and Provides the Same Service

I registered xxxx.ORG (and a few other TLDs for xxxx). The xxxx.COM was already taken. The xxxx.COM was registered many years ago before I registered my xxxx.ORG and is providing the same service I am ...
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Can I use words like "Facebook", "Twitter" in my site navigation?

I have a website where one section of website has top menu links in this manner <li><a href=../memes/index.php>MEMES</a></li> <li><a href=../facebook/index.php>FB&...
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Selling my unused domain 'example.com' to the trademark holder and owner of 'example.net'

I registered a domain example.com many years ago and had intentions of developing it into a social networking site, but then I got busy with other projects. I recently realized that example.net is a ...
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What should I do to save myself from legal trouble when I'm using iPod in my domain name [duplicate]

I had registered a domain with "iPod" in it something similar like ipod-to-pc.com in January 2013. At that time I was unaware that using someone's trademark is not okay. I sell some desktop programs ...
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How to ensure that the domain name you are registering won't have licensing or trademark issues?

What are the conventions of domain registering? What domains and names someone can use as a brand/name for a website? How to determine if the name selected is available and there will be no legal ...
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Can I legally get hold of a domain name for which I hold a trademark?

I currently have a classified ads domain in the .co.uk extension (say piggybank.co.uk). I am about to register the website and its name as a trademark. There's also a website with the same name in ...
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Can I use a photo in which we can see a known logo on my website?

I took a cityscape picture that I intend to use on my website. In the picture, we can see a recognizable logo (let's say a famous hotel chain) and I was wondering if it could cause any legal issue? ...
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Legal rights over TLDs (country specific - UK)

My question is regarding the legal "right" to a domain name and/or TLD given certain circumstances. For example, I have a company called Example Limited which registered in the United Kingdom. I own ...
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Domains and trademarks - is there some legal risk [duplicate]

Suppose there is a trademark called "Rubyblock" and you buy rubyblock.com and name your app "Rubyblock" is there some legal risk? If yes, how do i can check this before to name the app and buy domain?...
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AdWords: unauthorised use of trademark in keywords

I recently identified 2 companies who are actively targeting ads through Google AdWords using our trademark (registered in the UK). I filed a complaint with Google, although they are not willing to ...
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Can I use the words Python, Ruby, or Perl in a domain name?

I was wondering, can I use any of the following words in a commercial domain relating to that specific industry? www.xxxxxPython.com Python doesn't seem to be trademarked as this word and also there ...
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Different result on Google search and browser

A site is using one of my clients' registered trademark to get a good rank on Google search. When I search with that keyword I find that site on top of the search result but when I check that page ...
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Is there any system in place to recover a domain that expired and someone else has registered?

There was a domain name that was registered for many years for a DOS based software package. The original owners of the domain and software package passed away several years ago and at the time we had ...
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Having a domain with the name "Google" in it

I have a domain name "GooglePlayStall.com". I want to know, will Google penalize me for using their name in domain? I want to make this site as a "Fan version" of "GooglePlay". I will pick ...
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