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mansoor.0678
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Trademark Issue

Hy Guys
i am from Pakistan
i want to create website for affiliate marketing
i found www.imarketmania.com available
how can i know that imarketmania is trademark of somebody else?
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lets suppose its not trademarked by anybody
and i worked on that site and make money
is it possible that anybody trademark that name imarketmania and kick me out from my site?
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please please help me
i am too much confused and stopped at that step!
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mansoor.0678
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Nobody there for help???????????
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michellerana
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You could search the US Patent and Trademark Office and check if the words that you want to use on your domain name has a trademark.

Yes, if someone registers and applies for trademark/copyright and you used their name on your domain, then they could legally force you to turnover your site to them. However, short phrases (such as "I market mania") are generally not eligible for federal copyright protection.
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mansoor.0678
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thanks for useful reply
i search for "market mania" in http://www.copyright.gov/records/
i found 7 entries
then i search "i market mania" in http://www.copyright.gov/records/
i found no entery
So can i use http://www.imarketmania.com without any fear?
and
suppose after some months somebody copyright the "i market mania" name then "can he kick me out from http://www.imarketmania.com
is i have to copyright the "i market mania" also
so that nobody can copyright that name and kick me out from my website???
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michellerana
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If someone uses "imarketmania" as a brand name and applies for a trademark then, yes, the company can order the cancellation or transfer of your domain/site.
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mansoor.0678
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that means i have to apply for trademark for "imarketmania" too
is it?
and how i can apply for trademark and how much it costs as i am from Pakistan?
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michellerana
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I don't think you need to apply for a trademark unless you're developing a product or a company. Getting a trademark is a complex process and you might need a lawyer to get one.

I suggest that you just create your site and focus your efforts on building and promoting it. The words on your domain is currently not trademarked so I don't think you need to worry about it.

All the best!
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mansoor.0678
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thanks a lot michellerana
for your great help
so nice of you
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michellerana
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You are more than welcome, Mansoor :) I'm glad I was able to help.
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