What can I do if someone else is using my business name as their domain name and making a nominal amount of money from advertising?

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What can I do if someone else is using my business name as their domain name and making a nominal amount of money from advertising?

When I register my business with the state and trademark the name, is that person still allowed to use that domain name? We would like to use the domain name for our website, but he won’t even respond to our requests to buy it from him. How would that work?

Asked on June 28, 2014 under Business Law, Pennsylvania

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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Based upon what you have written about the other person is misappropriating an item that you own and is infringinh upon either a trademark or service mark belonging to you. If you desire to end this, a cease and desist letter is suggested. I suggest that you consult with a business attorney in your locality. One can be found on attorneypages.com.


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