If you look through the TM some short of popular words have hundreds of trademarks. It comes down to intent in virtually all situations.
MicrosoftLive.com = Problem.
ConcertsLive.com = No Problem..
The ones I want to reg. is 100% generic, no company names.
I just wanted to have a second opinion so, thank you very much to replying.
Now I can reg. them with good conscience.
Some people are too obsessed with TM issues. While I always take it into consideration before doing anything. It still generally takes using a domain in bad faith to be a problem...
I honestly don't see any problem if you don't include the name Microsoft in any part of the domain name like bmugford said earlier...
Thanks for you reply Element, and no the domainname does not include Microsoft in the name.
No, it should not be. Its a generic word.....at least I think!..
But my question about the two domains I mentioned in my first post, still stands. Why did they got terminated?.
Marketlive.com is now the homepage for an e-Commerce Software.
Livestats.com redirects to Microsoft Advertise site.
But why did they terminate in the first place?.
Some people thought that...only to find out the hard way it can be wrong.
Shell and Tide are generic. But aren't they also trademarks?..
Only the 2 parties involved knows the answer. Usually, the complainant and respondant work things out. Maybe the respondant gave in, maybe the complainant paid some money.
As far as "live" depends on usage. MS has several "live" TMs which if you decide to venture, MS could have something to say. But each situation is different and is based on it's own merits...
As others have stated, it's probably going to come down to usage and how hard you are willing to fight for a domain. As long as there are no active tm's, and you don't find any services or products being marketed under the same name (and you don't use it the same as them), you are MOST likely ok. Not necessarily but I would expect your chances to be good of being ok...
Thanks for your input. I have listened to your replies and regged a couple I liked.
I think I have done what I can, to investigate and make sure I am not doing anything against any TM, so I have now a clean and good concience about regging them.
Thanks again for your helps...