Is someone stealing my domain name


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We have a web site that has been in business for 12 years. When a regular client found a web site that is using our name with a direct behind it.OURs: opticalcloseouts.com thiers opticalcloseoutdirect.com
Do we have any say in this legal or otherwise?

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asked Aug 23 '11 at 01:34
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Jennifer Duffy
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Are you claiming a trademark on "Optical close outs"? I see no indication of that on your web site. (You would need to place the "TM" symbol after your trademark.)

Do you have a registered trademark for "Optical close outs"? Once again, I see no evidence for this. (You would place the registered symbol after your trademark.)

Without either of these two different trademark protections you have little recourse. Whether you can trademark a descriptive name like "Optical close outs" is another matter.

You should consult an attorney, but be prepared for bad news.

answered Aug 23 '11 at 02:16
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Gary E
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