Salt Lake City, UT asked in Intellectual Property, Internet Law and Trademark

Q: Can safely I register a domain name that sells advice on a major ecommerce platform ex:"NewEggQuestionsAnsweredHere.com

I know I can't sell similar items or represent the website in a way that may confuse customers of NewEgg.com, but how likely would NewEgg be to take my domain if I'm advising customers on how to buy or sell on their website?

1 Lawyer Answer
Andrew Zulieve Esq
Andrew Zulieve Esq
Answered
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Waldoboro, ME

A: Your question is a common one, and I typically advise any client who asks it as follows. If you have to ask an attorney that question, you probably realize that your proposal to adopt a domain name incorporating another's domain name or trademark is a potentially risky one. Because of this, I typically urge a client to reconsider that approach. In any event, before you decide one way or another, you should discuss it with an experience attorney in that area of law.

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