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Screen name/trademark

Discussion in 'Copyright, Trademark, Patent Law' started by halflifejoe1983, May 21, 2009.

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  1. halflifejoe1983

    halflifejoe1983 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I recently completed a trademark search for my proposed trademark. Only one situation came up that concerned me. Someone's existing screen name/user name on Flickr (A photo sharing community site) is the same as my proposed trademark. I did not obtain an Attorney and went ahead and applied for a trademark. I already obtained the domain for the name. Can Flickr pursue any legal suits against me?
     
  2. Michael Wechsler

    Michael Wechsler Administrator Staff Member

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    1) A user name should not constitute a "mark in commerce."

    2) Even if someone created a user name, what does that prevent you from registering a trademark? I doubt that Flickr has even thought about registering a mark for a screen name - good luck!
     

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