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macintoshxiii
Jul 5, 2006, 10:09 AM
Sorry people, does anyone know if i were to name my website (upcoming) bearing names for instant like, "apple32", "macworkshop" or "macintosh79" an legal issue? If so how can I get names like that?

imacintel
Jul 5, 2006, 10:13 AM
Sorry people, does anyone know if i were to name my website (upcoming) bearing names for instant like, "apple32", "macworkshop" or "macintosh79" an legal issue? If so how can I get names like that?

No. Using apple in your website name is fine.

macintoshxiii
Jul 5, 2006, 10:23 AM
hi imacintel, how sure are you to this? cuz this website is a online portfolio station for myself... showcasing my work and etc...

imacintel
Jul 5, 2006, 03:35 PM
hi imacintel, how sure are you to this? cuz this website is a online portfolio station for myself... showcasing my work and etc...


It is basically the sam is using iMac in my username. Same as MacRumors.

Mac is a trademark of apple, but MacRumors doesn't get sued for susing Mac in the website name.

Mechcozmo
Jul 6, 2006, 04:39 AM
Just host your website in a Third-World country. :)

Or, if that isn't an option, then I think if there isn't a connection between the computer company or the music company and you, Apple is a fine name. It is a fruit, too, which can be the basis of a legal defense if need be.

macintoshxiii
Jul 6, 2006, 11:16 AM
Thanx....but what do you say if i use my nick? is that all right?

Mechcozmo
Jul 7, 2006, 04:03 AM
Thanx....but what do you say if i use my nick? is that all right?

Macintosh XIII probably isn't a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. but it is probably a bit too close to the infringement side of things for your tastes.

caveman_uk
Jul 7, 2006, 05:49 AM
From the Apple website (http://www.apple.com/legal/trademark/guidelinesfor3rdparties.html)

wmmk
Jul 9, 2006, 12:55 PM
if this is a portfolio, why not just use your companies name?