01 July 2014

The Redskins Still Own the REDSKINS Trademarks

A word to wise domain name registrants -- beware that "Redskins trademarks" are still legally enforceable:
Let’s Set the Record Straight….the Redskins Still Own the REDSKINS Trademarks | Mintz Levin - Copyright & Trademark Matters - JDSupra:

One more example of how US laws apply to trademarks -- particularly American common law -- and therefore to domain names.

US Patent and Trademark Office - FAQs"What are “common law” rights? Federal registration is not required to establish rights in a trademark.  Common law rights arise from actual use of a mark and may allow the common law user to successfully challenge a registration or application."

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