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Post by Rashmun on September 26th 2012, 9:56 pm

is it legal to name a forumotion forum after the name of an existing company which claims ownership of the brand name. For instance, i notice a forumotion forum called:

http://apple.forumotion.com

is this legal?

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Post by Shadow on September 26th 2012, 10:20 pm

Hello,

It depends on the content of the forum.

In this case, the forum is talking about the brand and its products.
That's not really illegal until there's no copyrighted content available, but the company Apple is allowed to claim the change of the name.


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Solved Re: Domain Name question

Post by Rashmun on September 26th 2012, 10:42 pm

Leeloo wrote:Hello,

It depends on the content of the forum.

In this case, the forum is talking about the brand and its products.
That's not really illegal until there's no copyrighted content available, but the company Apple is allowed to claim the change of the name.

Would Apple have to give a reasonable time for the Admin of the forum to make this change (so as to inform posters on the forum of what is going on)? What would constitute reasonable time?
Is it possible to change the name of an existing forumotion forum? As i understand, one would have to create a new forum and migrate all posts and posters to this new forum.
Finally, what happens if the Admin refuses to change the name of the forum?

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Solved Re: Domain Name question

Post by Shadow on September 26th 2012, 10:47 pm

There's no general case. It all depends.

If Apple had something to reproach to your forum, they would certainly not contact you directly.
I assume they would contact the DMCA commission or send a litigation.

Anyway, it's absolutely possible to change the name of your forum through the Admin Panel, if that's what you're worried about.


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Solved Re: Domain Name question

Post by Rashmun on September 26th 2012, 10:59 pm

Leeloo wrote:There's no general case. It all depends.

If Apple had something to reproach to your forum, they would certainly not contact you directly.
I assume they would contact the DMCA commission or send a litigation.

Anyway, it's absolutely possible to change the name of your forum through the Admin Panel, if that's what you're worried about.

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Post by Sanket on September 27th 2012, 11:51 am

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