Can Domain Names be Registered as Trade Marks?

The authority that registers domain names makes it impossible for two domain names to be exactly the same.

As it would be rather difficult to monitor which domain names belong to a registered business and which not, there is no current body to approve or disapprove a name based on the fact that it is a trademark or a registered business name.

The responsibility to trademark domain names and to ensure that trademark infringement does not take place thus lies with the company itself.

It is not all that easy to trademark domain names, but when you make use of trademark attorneys it can be done.

It should be noted that even if three or four letters of your domain name cause confusion with the public to the extent that they may think that your domain name refers to another company or brand which is registered as trademark, then trademark infringement can take place.

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