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Comments (11)

First of all: IANAL.

It *sounds* ok as stated, but be very careful of this:.

(US CODE: Title 15,1129. Cyberpiracy protections for individuals):

(text below) Be interesting to hear more from the domain lawyers...

Comment #1

Whoops, I forgot to quote your first question which I answered yes. You can.

Launch a Barack Obama forum.

Although npcomplete subsequently posted US CODE: Title 15,1129, note the.

Specific intent portion. That pretty much gives you an idea what to avoid, as.

Well as other possibly relevant laws like libel.

What's life without a few risks?..

Comment #2

I guess when I said "It *sounds* ok as stated, but be very careful", what I really meant to say was "It *sounds* ok as stated, but be very careful".

So far you have done everything right: asking the right questions. Most people don't even bother to ask.

Good luck with the forum. Care to share the name?..

Comment #3

I thought politicians were fair game? A lot of forums were started during the primaries regarding different candidates and many used the name in the title.

Examples: , ,.

I'm not a lawyer and this isn't legal advice, but I don't think what you are looking to do is that same as someone using a corporate TM in their name. In anycase, it is good to find out for sure before starting the forum. Forums are a real pain to get started and I would hate to see you put a lot of time and effort into a site just to have it taken away.

Maybe you could use, it is available with no TM issues and Barak Obama kinda stinks as a candidate anyways, so it is perfect!..

Comment #4

Change your name to Barack Obama and thenyou can do what you like :-)..

Comment #5

There is a provision for famous people... so he may have a claim to it. Your use imo is non-infringing, but whether the "famous" aspect would fly or not is a tough call imo...

Comment #6

Yes you can get sued under trademark laws. Carmen Electra won her name in court a few years ago. BUT use your logic for a few seconds. Obama is a politician. Do you think he is stupid enough to risk a PR fiasco by suing a fan forum that's likely to win him support anyways? There is absolutely no risk involved with this at all...

Comment #7

...with the specific intent to profit from such name by selling the domain name for.

Financial gain...

As long as you don't sell or try to sell the domain name, it seems you can place ads, that's my take on it, it states twice the intent to sell domain name.....

Comment #8

This guy did (use it that is) :

Comment #9

There is never "no" risk ... but the risk is definitely slim to none in this case imo...

Comment #10

As long as the domain doesn't turn a profit, I believe it should be fine. And if it does turn a profit, you have to keep records that the profits were donated to the cause of the target (in this case, Obama's campaign)...

Comment #11

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


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