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Selling my unused domain 'example.com' to the trademark holder and owner of 'example.net'

As per my comments, it would be unwise to solicit the sale of example.com directly to the owner of example.net, as that might be interpreted or argued as a sign of bad faith, and/or that you don't ...
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Can I legally get hold of a domain name for which I hold a trademark?

It depends on some factors. First of them is: Is piggybank.com in the same branch as you are? If it is clearly something completely different, it might turn into a problem. Then, is your name (now ...
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SEO problem when a competitor's trademark has turned into the generic name of the product

Use of trademarks should be avoided in almost all circumstances as it is a breach of that trademark unless, for example, you're writing an article about a particular product or service. Its general ...
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Having a domain with the name "Google" in it

I wrote to Google with the same question, for a domain that I had thought of using... then, I decided to first ask them if they would object. They answered as follows: Thank you for contacting us ...
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Can't register a domain due to trademark

Yes. They are right. Here it is: http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=4801:2tk3qv.2.2 You do not want to register a trademark as a domain name. One can argue locale in some ...
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Usage of product name on commercial website

The large corporations such as those you've mentioned have certain guidelines when it comes to usage of their brand names (and logos). If you search for "corporation name" + copyright ...
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Can I legally get hold of a domain name for which I hold a trademark?

I dont think you can register a trademark and then claim ownership of previously registered domain names, (though obviously you would need proper legal advice.) Looking at the domain name dispute ...
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Can I use a photo in which we can see a known logo on my website?

Not generally. However, if the logo appears large enough to give the wrong impression, then I would not use the photo unless you can create a logo for your site and possibly place it over the other ...
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How to ensure that the domain name you are registering won't have licensing or trademark issues?

If you buy a domain name that contains somebody else's trademark, then you will have trouble. From your example CocaCola could sue you for trademark infringement, and they would likely win. You ...
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Can I use words like "Facebook", "Twitter" in my site navigation?

It's absolutely fine to use trademarked terms on your website providing you cannot be perceived as passing yourself off as that company... Simply linking to websites using the brand name as the ...
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Can I use favicon of other websites when I link to them on my site?

You may need permission to use other brands, logos, and such. Some will let you download icons and banners.
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Obtaining an SMD file to use for "sunrise" domain registration

Trademark Clearinghouse is the only central database used by all gTLDs during their sunrises, as you found out on ICANN website. You need to use one of its agents: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse....
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Register .app domain for trademark holders

The list of .APP registrars should supposedly appear at https://www.registry.google/about/register.html at some point. In the mean time, 2 options: either contact your registrar of choice, the one ...
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SEO problem when a competitor's trademark has turned into the generic name of the product

You can create page called uber - that explain about uber at half page, and the second half about yourself. Be clear about it. I don't think google is penelaize you
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Trademark a Domain .ORG when Another Domain .COM Exists Prior and Provides the Same Service

I am assuming U.S. law. I would always advise seeking the advice of a lawyer especially one who deals in these matters. Trademarks are not like copyright where a copyright is automatic. However, if ...
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Register .app domain for trademark holders

101domain is currently allowing for trademark holders to register their .app domains. If you scroll down on the following page you'll see that we are currently in the sunrise grace period for ...
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I have domain parked for the future use. However, someone register Trademark with the same as Domain name

The rule for trademark varies in different countries. Generally speaking, if the domain was registered before the trademark then you shouldn't have any issue. But to maintain your ownership in ...
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"Brand® product" or "Brand product" in title?

Google handles special chars, and it seems they don't affect rankings: https://www.google.es/search?q=Google%C2%AE&oq=Google%C2%AE https://www.google.es/search?q=Google*&oq=Google* https://...
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What are the good reasons proving that someone is not infringing trademark?

We cannot tell you based upon this. Trademarks are conditional. This means that the answer depends upon how the trademark was registered, is used, has been used historically, and how you are intending ...
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Can domain name contain trademark letters?

You can dive into the WIPO domain name disputes to get a feeling of cases which were won by the registrant to understand how it's really decided. There are sometimes some very surprising decisions, ...
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Can domain name contain trademark letters?

If you choose a domain name that conflicts with any one of the millions of commercial names that already exist, you risk losing it. And if you've put money and sweat into marketing your website and ...
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How to check whether a domain name is a trademark?

Here's a link to check trademarks in the UK... https://www.gov.uk/search-for-trademark This link allows you to search directly with the UK Intellectual Property Office who are charged with the ...
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Can't register a domain due to trademark

If you don’t operate in the exact same market segment as the trademark holder, then use another domain registrar to register the name that you want. The only way to violate the trademark would be if, ...
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Can I use words like "Facebook", "Twitter" in my site navigation?

You may add links on your site to your Facebook profile, YouTube page, etc. In that case, this is not a problem of copyright. You may add them if you want to.
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Can I legally get hold of a domain name for which I hold a trademark?

You asked a specific question which I will address first. Can you register a trademark then require an existing domain owner to give up that domain? No. The registration predates your trademark and ...
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Having a domain with the name "Google" in it

I asked the same question to godaddy and Reply from godaddy is, We may buy the domain from godaddy like this, however, if his tech giant company files copy right related issues since Google and ...
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