Q: if i register a trademark, am i able to obtain the .com domain for the trademarked word?
there are a few names i am considering for my brand. however, for all of the names i am interested in, the corresponding .com domains are either: in use, in use but forwarded to a different URL, or parked and available for sale at $5k.
I am wondering if i have a registered trademark for the name, if i could gain ownership rights of this domain name?
A: No, the trademark system and domain name system are separate systems of rights and ownership.
A: This will not be possible as the domain name registrator would have time priority (he registered his domain sooner than you have registered your trademark) against your trademark even if you succesfuly register your trademark in pertinent jurisdiction. So it is highly recommended to choose different brand name.
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