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Supreme Court rules generic website names can be trademarked

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Hmm, well this opens a can of worms:
The Supreme Court has ruled that website names are trademarkable even if they consist of a generic term followed by ".com." The ruling means that Booking.com is eligible for a trademark on the generic name that's associated with its domain...
Supreme Court rules generic website names can be trademarked

What about Rhea Drysdale's long and expensive battle to protect the trademarking of SEO?


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That surely does open a can of worms. I bet the lawyers are all dancing a jig


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Here is another article discussing this ruling:
...the Supreme Court of the United States has affirmed that generic terms including .com domain names may be trademarked when consumers do not perceive the mark to signify the class of services, with heightened distinctiveness and recognition attributable to top-level domains that add meaning like .club, .guru, and .vip. ...
Online Businesses to Benefit from Supreme Court "Booking.com" Ruling


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