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Generally speaking, trademarks are divided to 45 industry categories (called classes)
similar names can co-exist provided they are in different classes. The question is does mingles and you do different things?
ok mingles.com is a free dating site.. very tiny... miniscule
mingle2.com is a free dating site - prob top 5 largest in the world
do you know if mingles owns a trademark?
mingle.com is a social network that i am launching later this year... its not really a free dating site, but there will definitely be dating activity on it
mingles.com owns the MINGLES trademark. Another company owned mingle.com before I did, they tried to create a MINGLE trademark but it was blocked by the MINGLES trademark
Once I acquired the mingle.com domain, I tried to acquire mingles.com, the owner, and all the assets including trademark
this was about 2-3 years ago
The mingle2.com is a CA company
Mingle.com is going to be launched as a Hong Kong company
I want to know if I launch mingle.com ... should i make an effort to get the mingles trademark so that I can then have my own mingle trademark to protect my brand and logos
the answer is yes! you should absolutely file for registration mingle based on your ownership of the domain
otherwise you risk the domain being taken away from you as per ICANNs domain dispute rules
ok but i just told you that someone else tried to do it and it was blocked by the mingles tradeark
especially since your site chronologically was established after mingles
then you need to try again and possibly under a different class and with a different attorney
i wont be able to get a trademark for mingle , another guy tried and it was blocked by the mingles trademark (owned by the mingles.com guy)
can you help me with that ?
experts on this site cannot assist directly in filing. I do have a colleague that handles IP work and has international clients as well
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but it sounds like if i was able to acquire mingles.com, the assets + trademark .. .i would have no problem with owning the mingle domain
sorry mingle trademark since i would have all the trademark rights
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wait so businessiplaw at lawyer com is who i should write to that will handle my trademark case?
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