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1641 clicks; posted to Business » on 30 Jun 2020 at 11:03 AM (17 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-06-30 11:59:43 AM  
5 votes:
My question: Let's say the company decides to no longer pay for the url. Can they use their trademark to prevent someone else from using it?
 
2020-06-30 11:40:05 AM  
4 votes:
Interesting that part of the PTO arguments was that if you have the .com you don't really need the trademark.

I've been telling clients that for a long time.
 
2020-06-30 12:39:05 PM  
3 votes:
The legal beagle's tweet didn't make it clear who actually won.
The Fark headline did.
Thanks, Fark.com™!
 
2020-06-30 3:40:49 PM  
1 vote:

dbirchall: The legal beagle's tweet didn't make it clear who actually won.
The Fark headline did.
Thanks, Fark.com™!


Yeah I had google what happened and read an actual news article.

Twitter isn't always helpful
 
2020-06-30 1:00:33 PM  
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eKonk: My question: Let's say the company decides to no longer pay for the url. Can they use their trademark to prevent someone else from using it?


I think that'd be a call by WIPO, but so long as they keep paying for the registration, they own it (unless they stop using it altogether -- I think there's some WIPO rules about squatting "just because", but it's been a long time since I read up on it)
 
2020-06-30 11:51:05 AM  
1 vote:
This seems like a common sense decision.  Good to see something the bulk of the court agrees on
 
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