A look at some of the more interesting trademark applications including the word “domain”.
Filing a trademark or service mark in the United States is fairly affordable, costing as little as a few hundred dollars if you only have one class of goods or services. Here’s a look at some accepted and rejected trademarks including the word “domain”.
GoDaddys Domains.com: Graham R Clark of Conroe, Texas plopped down $325 for this application, claiming a first use in commerce of 2005. I think he was about 5 years too late. It was rejected.
Domain REIT: Aynilian Jr. Vahram applied for this service mark for “The acquisition, income generation and management of internet domain names.” He claimed a first use of March 2004, about the time that Internet REIT was getting off the ground. It was rejected, but not because of likelihood of confusion: Vahram didn’t mark his citizenship on the application form.
Domain Name Aftermarket: GoDaddy didn’t invent the domain name aftermarket, nor was it the first to use the term. But that didn’t stop it from getting a service mark on the term for “Global computer system domain name searching services; information services concerning availability of domain names; services providing information indicating expired domain names, services providing information concerning listings of domain names for sale by others.”