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Joined: 2012-09-11 07:21:09
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Hi, I currently have a problem with the name of my company and i can't seem to find anywhere an answer.

So my problem is that i bought a domain name and made a logo with the same name as my domain, lets say for example that

my company name is: world sharez (i also made a logo)
and my domain name is:

and am a company that sell videogames and art(paintings etc) through ecrater(an online website like ebay) but on my website( i only have my portfolio(i do not sell anything there).

then i see that on the word "sharez" and "" are registered as trademarks and their company sells software for organizing music, games, comic etc.

Am i illegal? do i have the right to use the name "world sharez" and the domain "" for my company?

2012-09-11 08:12:18

Joined: 2012-01-03 23:03:44
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My understanding is in the U.S., if consumers could mistake your site name with the other site name, and the products are in the same class, then you might have a problem if they were first to file a trademark, or conduct business.

2012-10-14 19:04:41
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Joined: 2011-12-24 18:23:00
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This reminds me a bit of the case.

The factors for likelihood of consumer confusion will apply.

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2012-10-14 21:58:32
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