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Q: Question about trademark and domains.

I would like to buy some domains in the future.

I know that my domain can not use some trademark registered by other company. Otherwise it would be illegal.


Ebay is a registered trademark so I can not use that word in my domain.

But ..What about the acronyms or initials? For example, BMW.

Everybody knows BMW cars(Bavarian motor works)

In the other hand BMW can have different meanings:

Boy Meets World (Disney TV show)

Biodegradable Municipal Waste


In this case I can create any meaning for the acronym BMW, and buy a domain like being a 100% legally, Dont I? I can create a web about "My super Best Month Wealthy, for example. So if BMW car company demands to me for using its brand, I can show that Im legal.

Please, tell me if I'm right.

Thank you so much in advance

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1 Lawyer Answer
Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta

A: A lot will depend on what is the product or service you are promoting at your website and how much of a zelot is the rightful owner.

You should consult with an attorney.

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