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    Trademarking a domain name

    Jurisdiction / State: CentralAmerica

    I am considering applying for trademark registration in the United States for my startup company which includes a domain name component. For arguments sake lets call it “landlord.com”

    I am the trademark owner of the fictitious title in another Madrid protocol country. Lets say the UK, but my registered trademark and domain name is landlord.com.uk. As we all know a “dot com” is a vastly superior suffix for a company and I would like to acquire the dot com. Currently the fictitious landlord.com is parked and not being used in commerce.

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    1. If I applied for (and was successful in acquiring) the US trademark landlord.com, can I then acquire the dot com domain name?
    2. Is it necessary to apply for US trademark registration just to acquire a dot com domain name, keeping in mind that I am trademarked in another country but my original trademark is landlord.com.uk
    3. If I apply for the US trademark, do I submit the entire logo with the image and the words landlord.com “or”
    Do I simply submit the word mark only “landlord”? “or”
    Do I submit the word mark “landlord.com”



    Any suggestions or additional information I have likely missed would greatly assist. Many thanks!


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    The short answer is NO. It doesnt work that way, and further you can be held for reverse domain hi-jacking.

    If you submit with or without the .com extension, the Examining Attorney will ignore

    Here is an article that walks thru some of the steps for filing a trademark :

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    Many thanks for your valuable information. Very much appreciated.


    Kind Regards,

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