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Advice pls

Discussion in 'General Domain Discussion' started by topflight, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. topflight

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    Got a domain that dropped today. Have the company (US) now chasing it. your thoughts. No trademark in AU from what I can tell.
     
  2. topflight

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    Hmmm, now a nice little somewhat passive aggressive threat. ".... I do not want this to escalate and would like to find a nice simple resolution."
     
  3. Horshack

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    I guess it depends on who you are dealing with but I'd let them know that you checked the trademark register and no trademark exists. Was it a PD on the drops because I missed today's action.
     
  4. topflight

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    It was not a PD. Decent sized company, so I'm guessing someone will get in trouble. I wonder whether I go straight up and say you can have it for $X,XXX or should I play it more straight up I was looking to use it for x reason, I think I'll hold it and wait for them to mention some $$. It's been something like 4 hours since I got it.
     
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  6. topflight

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    I've had a read, thanks for that. I will be cagey with my response and see what comes back my way. They are actually a UK company and there is no trademark here on the name. I will disclose all as it evolves. Should be interesting.
     
  7. Scott7

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    There are some good articles on Domainer about dealing with these types of issues, for example this.
     
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  8. topflight

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    Thanks again for the heads up. Will see how this pans out and will let everyone know the name/outcome if it ends positive.
     
  9. Robert Crain

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    Heard anything more about this yet?
     
  10. Robert Crain

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    Just read the article you linked to - very good. Some very good comments too.
     
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  11. topflight

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    Went from nice to nasty quickly. Waiting on their response back.
     
  12. Robert Crain

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    I think some of these big companies think that no one would dare touch a domain 'because we are big'....

    No trademark...too bad. Even if there is a trademark, it only 'really' means you can't use it for what they've trademarked. Advice I've received is such that even if they add a good or service section after 'you' have bought / registered the domain...it's too late - my experience was 888casino re trademarking. Pretty simple isn't it...if they want it, they can buy it off you? Stressful though hey...
     
  13. topflight

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    As you say, I wonder whether the angst is worth it sometimes. I can stubborn especially now that I know I'm in the right. I still haven't had a response to my last message which makes me think they are getting advice.
     
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