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Telstra and the "Belong" Brand

Discussion in 'Domain News' started by chris, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. chris

    chris Administrator

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    This was passed on to me to share:

    https://www.crn.com.au/news/court-f...emark-case-against-solar-power-company-522310

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    You can read the full piece here:

    https://www.crn.com.au/news/court-f...emark-case-against-solar-power-company-522310

    Not sure of any other details other than the article.
     
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  2. ttfan

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    Amazing... the word 'energy' in both domains clearly sets it apart from a communication company. The word Belong is also a common dictionary word, so I really can't see the case for Telstra... they must have good lawyers!
     
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    yeh, could be worse ! they could have been paying for the telstra lawyers. ohh shit, is that what is happening to domain name owners !!!!
    tim
     
  4. Data Glasses

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    Virgin fucked everyone over when they came to town, even a cafe that was 20 years old at the time, no surprises when it comes to big budget lawyers
     
  5. snoopy

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    Sounds like it would confuse people to me, the word ‘belong’ isn’t exactly a common business name. ISP service vs solar provider, the usage is too close and not that surprising that Telstra ensnared them.

    Imagine the confusion if they both started doing tv ads etc?