Trademarks – Your Friend?

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Trademark law is complex and varies from country to country.
It is also open to abuse.

Nominet’s current consultation on Direct.UK – the release of domain names directly under .UK (eg. BBC.UK) aims to give trademark holders priority over existing domain holders in the allocation of names.

Before you read further please have a look at why respected domain investor Edwin Hayward thinks this is a bad idea.

Below a few articles about trademarks:
Spring 2012 – Beating Trademark Squatters At Their Own Game
Spring 2012 – Website Hits Not Enough to Prove Goodwill in UK (relevant to non-trademark holders)

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Please note the content on this website may have been written before the final version of the release rules by Nominet. There were two consultations in October 2012 & July 2013 and the final version was published in November 2013. Dot uk was launched on 10th June 2014 and the official current .UK rules can be found here: