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Hi,.

Need some help couldn't find the answers I was looking for when I searched through this section. I just need some quick answers.

For example, hypothetically speaking: I checked and I think twitter is trademarked. Is it illegal if I register twitter.info or twitter.me?.

What if I register twittertime.com or twittertube.com.

How about if twitter wasn't trademarked and I registered twitter.info or twitter.me?.

Thanks for the help...

Comments (7)

You can bet that registering anything with twitter in it will just be an exercise in futility. It is a famous trademarked name and I can see no use that you could possibly benefit from that does not infringe...

Comment #1

Well yeah, I was using that as a hypothetical example. I am more concerned with the last bit about whether something isn't trademarked; yet, and I register the .info or .me. Or if it isn't trademarked yet and I register the _____tube.com or _____time.com etc...

Comment #2

Without knowing the name.

How can we advise you on whether it is a trademark or not?.

Or whether you will suffer legal consequences.

Cheers.

Corey..

Comment #3

It's currently not "illegal" to register a domain name bearing a trademark. What.

Isn't allowed in various places, especially in the West, is using it in such a way.

That it might commercially infringe it's trademark namesake.

The more unique and famous the mark, though, the more likely users will think.

Your domain name has something to do with it's trademark holder, which many.

Won't allow...

Comment #4

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Isn't "twitter" a generic word?.

I would think that if you used twitter in a non-infringing manner, you'll be fine.

If generics become targets for UDRP's, then we're all screwed.

I know you were using this word as an example, but if your word qualifies as a generic, just make sure that you're not infringing on someone else's TM rights.

*..

Comment #5

It is undoubtedly a trademark. Some people may use it generically but how many people actually use a trademark in their domain names innocently ... without the intent to capitalize on the trademark holders' name? Perhaps someone wants to make a site about people who are all aTwitter over something or other, but I doubt it...

Comment #6

Twitter is not a generic term afaik... Twittle may be, but don't think twitter is...

Comment #7


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