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Is it illegal?

Posted 24 January 2011 - 01:27 PM

I'm currently developing a mobile application for my small business and there is a website that provides what Im doing but on the mobile platform. I've talked to them about buying the domain and they would like to hear more and asked for a proposal and they'd gladly listen.

I'm curious though because I suck at presentations and writing proposals. If the same domain is available but say one letter off, provides the same information which is freely available could I get into any trouble for it?

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Re: Is it illegal?

Posted 24 January 2011 - 02:04 PM

You should be able to go for the other names such as .biz .org or w/e extension you want. Although if you got a website named harrypotterspels instead of harrypotterspells I could see potential lawsuit in that. But I know little on laws.Hope this helps
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Re: Is it illegal?

Posted 24 January 2011 - 02:09 PM

Well theirs is plural. Mine wouldnt be, so thats why I dont know. The spelling and everything is the same except there's no s on the end.
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Re: Is it illegal?

Posted 24 January 2011 - 07:28 PM

If they have a trademark then you might be getting into some shitty waters. If you really want to know you could always consult a lawyer or an attorney for a small fee about the legality of it all.
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Re: Is it illegal?

Posted 24 January 2011 - 08:02 PM

hit it right on the head. Talk to a lawyer.

Anymore & the fact that something is or isn't legal no longer matters. America is so sue happy that you need to invest in a little C.Y.A. before doing anything.
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