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Would there be any issues regging a domain with GTA or GTA4 in it, would there be any TM issues...

Comments (13)

For what reason did you register these domains?? Your answer is the telling sign...

Comment #1

It depends on usage a lot, if your going right for the games then yeah, but if you had another reason for the name lets say something like great transport assistance (example) then possibly no, it's all usage, but like DN says above, do you want the domain because of the games?..

Comment #2

What happened to fair use? running a fan site for GTA?..

Comment #3

Typically, yes, except in a very few select circumstances...

Comment #4

I dont think the term "GTA" is copyrighted...

It can stand for ->.

Gay Teen Advice << if they charge you, get a lawyer and file a "hate" crime law suit lol.

- or -.

German Train Association.

Anyhow just dont use copyrighted images on the forum..

Comment #5

Most game companies will say that you can use the name as long as you don't "make a profit off of it", or some will say don't use their copyright images on it if you are going to make it a for-profit (ie selling stuff).Best bet? Ask the game maker. They will be happy to let you know where their boundaries are...

Comment #6

The question was "is there any issues"... I could ramble on for 675 pages to this question with another 384775 pages from smarter people than me. But the basics is, yes, there can be issues. And it is obvious what TM he has in mind (I don't think the Gat Teen Advice is close to it's 4th version yet). Now, if he were to clarify his intentions more clearly for a more distint answer (say, maybe only 20 pages long in response) then that will help better. Or, I could just go by my good old standy...

Give a man food and he will eat for a day.. teach him to fish and hunt and he could eat for a lifetime...

Comment #7

No. There are many, many GTA fansites on the web with the name 'grandtheftauto' or 'GTA' in the name...

Comment #8

Just because there around doesnt make them ok, as stated above dont use copyrighted stuff for profit you could be ok, it really all depends on the TM holder and you, take the piss and they'll come for you, be a legit fansite and be ok, hell even put some of there images up you could be ok, yet you could be the one they make an example off...

Comment #9

Well, GTAGaming.com uses GTA and they recieve free gifts from Rockstar, the people who make GTA...

Comment #10

Thanks for the commets everyone, it is more for a Gaming Forum, ie GTAForums etc.

I dont think I will bother, too much hassle.

Appreciate your views though..

Comment #11

In that case chances are you will most likely be fine... but if you want to be extra safe, just fire off an email. Will take 60 seconds..

Comment #12

Now, this does narrow down the scope.

Gaming forums traditionally are left alone as long as it is not a commercial venture. Yeah, many gaming forums have adsense and they are not bothered by the TM holder. It is all on how the forum is developed. Legally it is an issue, but in reality, it usually isn't...

Comment #13


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