Re: business name on website
- From: Larry <x@xxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2006 15:23:47 GMT
In article <L9mDg.67267$Uy1.24416@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
"Mike" <gouigoui@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"Larry" <x@xxxxx> wrote in message
In article <ebjcc809md@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,MY space is not really a unique name. Welcome to My Space is probably the
"richard" <spambox@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
<mbentzen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
I have just a quick question. Is it legal to put a registered business
name on an unrelated website without permission? If I said Myspace on a
website, can they take legal action against me, if they really wanted
to, using their name without permission?
It used to be that courts would side with the holder of the registered
trademark just because the domain name contained the mark. Not true any
as courts have changed their handling of the matter.
As "myspace" is not a unique enough item to distinguish it solely for one
exclusive use, it is highly unlikely they could seek rewards for your use
unless you infringe upon their content and way of doing business.
How can you say with a straight face that "myspace" is not unique? It
is a made-up word that only exists in one context - the
social-networking web site myspace.com. It's ridiculous to say myspace
is not unique.
title of a million websites.
"my space" is not the same as "myspace."
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