WEB anticybersquatting......LAWYER LETTER

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  1. Ozi

    Ozi Active Member

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    for fucks sake, its been a hell of a month for me, had some surgery....trying to recover and i get a letter from a media agent and lawyer about a domain i own.... if anyone at all knows anything at all about this, please pm me and see if u can help a brother out....

    i dont wanna have to hand it over for free, i wanna make some damn money to pay off some of these damn bills.....:x:
     
  2. Ozi

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    awww fuck it, heres the deal....

    kidd chris is a dj "shock jock" one of howard sterns buddies and he has the kid chris show....well i got the domain www.kiddchrisshow.com and the letter says since he has the term "kidd chris" trademarked that i am anticybersquatting or whatever....i did have the site up but have since took it down, ut the motherfucking domain is mine....this is such a mess....no lawyer in my hick part of the world knows a damn thing and if i can make a grand or some shit then i would like too...just sayin'
     
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    1. start a show with you as the fictional character kidd chris
    2. claim its your show
    3. tell them to fuck off
    4. dont offer to sell it to them.
     
  4. Ozi

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    think it would work? whos in for the worst show ever?:o
     
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  6. Browning

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    setup a how to site and say your name is Kid Chriss
     
  7. Ozi

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    i think what got my on the cybersquatting is the fact i had it forwarded to another domain...of mine.

    so if i just take the site down, i think i am ok in owning the domain....and if he wants to buy it he can....

    for the right price....lol

    otherwise he is stuck using the gay ass domain kiddshow.com
     
  8. Browning

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    I don't think you are right.
     
  9. redna

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    they can, and will, take that domain from you. Either that, or they'll just make you let it expire (like amazon does to all their people).

    Don't offer it for sale, no matter what... they're probably just waiting for you to do something like that so they can bust your happy ass up in court.


    Even if you started your own show, it wouldn't matter.. he's got KiddChriss trademarked. You'd have to prove you had the show prior to the trademark.
     
  10. redna

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    Also, FYI, they HAVE to defend their trademark in order to keep it. If they let you slide, or buy it from you or anything like that, it opens up heaps of legal problems for them.

    It's not going to happen. Suck up the $10 and walk away.
     
  11. Ozi

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    well i just faxed my letter off to a lawyer firm in portland....lets see what they say....since this lawyer of his already offered me some shwag and shit yesterday.....i dunno...
     
  12. Ozi

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    i cannot find the trademark, it is what is known as a common law trademark i guess....
     
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    dot this.


    Is your name Chris? That might help a tiny bit. Also not having a site on there doesn't help...it would be better off actually having a real/valid site would be better.


    Not sure how much you want the domain and how much trouble it is worth going through for it but you could check and make sure his trademark is valid and such. It also probably doesn't help that it looks like he used to own the domain: http://web.archive.org/web/20030122141429/http://www.kiddchrisshow.com/
    .... but it looks like it was back in 03/04 and if he let it expire and didn't renew it since then it might help you since he obviously didn't want it since then, until now.
     
  15. redna

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    hmm... maybe he's just trying to strong arm you out of the domain then.

    A common law trademark is governed by the states. If you live in a different state, he'd have to sue you for it (and actually be awarded) by a federal court.

    If he doesn't have a federally registered trademark, it's going to be stupidly expensive for him.

    http://www.bitlaw.com/trademark/common.html


    I am not a lawyer, I don't play one on TV, don't take my advice as anything more than an opinion.
     
  16. Ozi

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    i like ur swagger tho...:cool:
     
  17. Ozi

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    welp.....looks like i gotta hand it over, the firm was gonna take it on contingency but they are scared that the company that chris works for now will back him in the lawsuit....so tons o lawyers, but he did say that i am not really doing anything wrong since the trademark per say is not a real living person.....

    basically he told me to call this lawyer and ask him what he wants to give me to change the ownership and all that shit.....
     
  18. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    you're an idiot
     
  19. crazybenf

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    lol @ started to cybersquat only when accused of it.

    You're a fucking moron.
     
  20. Ricky

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    give up the shitty site.

    are you making bank on it? dont think so

    are you ready to get owned in court? because you will
     
  21. CrazyFoool

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    what are they going to sue for? the domain and tons more? the fucker dropped his own site and allowed somebody else to buy it..now he wants it back?
     
  22. redna

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    people don't understand that even if you're broke, you have something to lose... it's called a judgment. It fucks up your credit, and/or allows a person to collect wage garnishments/assets for a long time after awarded the judgment.

     
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    just hand that shit over, it's not like you were making money of it.
     
  24. XO

    XO bee a honey

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    Did you get a letter from wipo or naf?

    You're going to be giving this domain to them either way, listen to redna
     
  25. JesterFX

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    Rather than give it to them, just delete it from your account. Then they can register it on their own lol.
     

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