Republic of Ireland Law
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1. Can you please provide more details please. What is your user name? What is the user name which the other website has used? Is the user name your own personal name or is it the name of the "act"? Have you trademarked any name? What remedy do you want?
2. Dear M, what you need to do here is to trademark the name "Madonna Bible" and "The Madonna Bible" in order that you can then take enforcement proceedings against the rival website and operation which is using the same name. Currently, as you don't have the name trademarked, there is little you can do to prevent alternative use of the same name as the "act" which you follow is the same as the "act" which the rival website follows. The name "Madonna" will be trademarked by the actual singer herself. So, you need to be aware that the actual "act" might seek to prevent you trademarking the name "The madonna Bible" as they will already have trademarks to protect this name. As you aren't running the business of Madonna, you cannot protect your website by the tort of passing off. So you need to trademark your name before the law will allow you protection.
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