Re: DOMAIN NAME, EXPIRED WITH A (SM) OR A (TM)
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on March 07, 2001 at 13:55:12:
In Reply to: DOMAIN NAME, EXPIRED WITH A (SM) OR A (TM) posted by BILL GALLAGHER on March 07, 2001 at 13:29:47:
: We have had our domain name www.suntansupply.com for almost three years. We hired a company that has recentily gone out of business for our hosting and design needs. When the company went out of business they failed to renew our domain name. Upon searching the register.com we have found a company in Chili has purchased our domain name. We explained the chain of events to them reguarding the loss of our name. The company offered our name back to us for $100,000.00, is this legal? Is this cyber squating? Please help me.
: We have a pending application for a Federal Registration for a federal trademark, for the name Suntan Supply. We have been using a (sm) after our name.
Dear Bill Gallagher,
It people like like you that make lawyers rich. Our Service mark is Elaine's Workshop. E arly L egal A dvice I s N ot E xpensive.
It looks like cyber squatting. It can be fought. Your trade mark may help if you get it. I'd guess you didn't us an Intellectual Property lawyer. The name may not register or not on the Principal Register. It may be too descriptive.
M. Arthur Auslander
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