Legal Issue? Urgent....

Discussion in 'Apple, Industry and Internet Discussion' started by macintoshxiii, Jul 5, 2006.

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    macintoshxiii

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    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?
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    No. Using apple in your website name is fine.
     
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    macintoshxiii

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    hi imacintel, how sure are you to this? cuz this website is a online portfolio station for myself... showcasing my work and etc...
     
  4. macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
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    Mechcozmo

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    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.
     
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    macintoshxiii

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    Thanx....but what do you say if i use my nick? is that all right?
     
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    Mechcozmo

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    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.
     
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    wmmk

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    if this is a portfolio, why not just use your companies name?
     

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