I'll register a domain name for my planned website.Is it necessary to register a trademark for my domain name?Or is common law trademark enough to protect my domain name?If it's necessary to register a trademark, do I need to register trademark internationally, or registering only in my country is enough?
State/Country relating to question: Norway
You could do wahtever you want
You could register the domain and the trade mark, but they are independent one each other
The proteccion of the mark could be all world arround or just in your country
The best thing its to ask for the domain and the trade mark at least in the countries where do you want toi sell, but as many countries you want Its will be more expensive
But the two ways are independent, the domain and the mark
be carefull to take the most comun domains end .com .org .es and ask for them, they are really cheap.
If I let's say register ABC123.com (just an example).And I build a website, sell digital products and ads through it or do whatever.Then one day, someone comes and say "Hey you! ABC123 is my mark that I have trademark registered, but you are using it on your domain name and website. I'll sue you". (And let's say he's not lying :)Then, what can I do?
As long as you got 123.com nobody can say anything about it, because the mark and the domain are independent
Asi it is, you can register 123 as a mark, 123.com as a domain, and I could register for me 123.org and you could no forbid me to use my domain
So, the best way ist to registere the mark and the most used domains
So that means....If someone comes and say "Hey you! ABC123 is my mark that I have trademark registered, but you are using it on your domain name and website. I'll sue you". (And let's say he's not lying :)Then I can just still use the domain name ABC123.COM and build a website on that...?
He can demand what he wants, but you can use these domain becase is yours
I will try to explain
If you got 123 mark to sell fruit and the domain 123.com I can use my 123.org to sell friut as well as long as I do not try to scam the client in order to think that my web site is yours
My offer has to be perfectly diferent of yours, the colurs, the desing, and so on, or even not selling fruit and sell cars, but is may domain and I can use it
Bur If I used in a way looking for scam people, who thinks its your web site because I use your desings and colors, Its fraud and if you demand me for it I will have to pay
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