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Hey guys,.

I registered a .ca domain in January around the same time a gentleman is saying he acquired rights to the name. Can he legally make me hand over the domain?.


Comments (12)

May I ask as to what the name is and how he acquired rights? Are we talking trademark, patent, copyright..? What?.

- Steve..

Comment #1

The domain in question is He didn't say exactly what his rights were. His direct quotes were:.

"I think I have a legal right on that domain name... do you? I would like to resolve this situation without the help of a layer and I'm willing to pay for the transfer fees.".


Comment #2

I don't think he has any rights.. but then again, you should consult a lawyer and I am not one...

Comment #3

Funny, I was thinking of regging that name a year or two ago when it was still available. I wouldn't do anything without more explanation. Even if he had a trademark on the name, it would be for a specific product or industry, so as long as you don't use the domain for something confusingly similar, you should be ok. This is a three letter word after all that could be an acronym for anything. Looks like this guy missed out...

Comment #4

Sounds like he is trying to bluff you into giving him the name...don't fall for it....

I would probably try and get some sort of page up...even "under construction"..

Make sure there are no links to products of his type in your SEDO parking page...that could be a problem...

He snoozed...he

Comment #5

This is what was returned for KUB at the Canadian Trade-marks Database: Stay away from those 5 areas and you are probably ok.

His lost...

Comment #6

I agree with everything that is stated above. He didn't specifically tell you what you violated or if you are breaching any trademark agreements.

Until that time you, you registered the domain so it's his problem that he didn't register it earlier.

I'm not a lawyer just my opinion.


Comment #7

Thank you very much Damion. That was VERY detailed and helpful. Rep added.

Thanks a lot guysReps added. Thanks for running the name through the trademark search as well! Awesome!.

I'll keep you guys updated...

Comment #8

Hey no problem man, keep us posted on further developments...

Comment #9

Let us know when his layer contacts you.

Brick Layer?.


Comment #10

Not that it should make any difference, but the gentleman in question hails from Quebec...

Comment #11

Moved to legal issues as I'm guessing you don't want this indexed.


Comment #12

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.


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