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indeeya

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Hello,

can the domain indeeya.com be used for a  classifieds website? There is already a website called http://indya.com - will the new indeeya.com amount to indentity theft or any other kind of copyright violation

Would this result in any legal issues?  Please advice...


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can the domain indeeya.com be used for a  classifieds website? There is already a website called http://indya.com - will the new indeeya.com amount to indentity theft or any other kind of copyright violation Would this result in any legal issues?  Please advice...

Is the content, "location", or purpose of the new site the same as or similar to that of the existing site? Then there could be legitimate cause for complaint.

Of course, you are aware that names are not copyrightable (though they can of course be registered as trademarks). But if the "aim" of the new site could plausibly be seen as the "skimming" of traffic meant for the existing site, this could lead to problems, especially if the skimming leads to adverse financial results.

What does your solicitor say? How has he advised you?

Eliz.

indeeya

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Thanks stapel. I have not consulted with my solicitor yet. the name indeeya is focussed on the word/country 'india' . I plan to add classifieds, sites specific to area such http://bangalore.indeeya.com or others.

There are other similar sites such as: http://india.com, http://indias.com, http://indiya.com/ - so all these sites would come under the same category?

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