Emails about: Intellectual property rights Regarding "yourname"

By , April 22, 2010

It is not uncommon to get unsolicited email from some party representing themselves as an overseas trademark or domain registry that has received a request from some local party that they feel may infringe upon your trademark.

You can consider these just a form of marketing email (spam) or a elaborate way to entice you into spending needless funds on “defending your trademark” by registering variations of domain names you already own under various foreign Top-Level-Domains.

Unless you had already planned to register your domain name under every top level domain you can (and with more top level domains coming, this will become harder over time), you can safely ignore these.

Even if you did plan on defending your domain everywhere, you’re better off dealing with a reputable company, not with email spammers.

Example email:

Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 20:24:24 +0800
From: "rambo.dong"
To: "hostmaster"
Subject: Intellectual property rights-Regarding Yourbrand(TO CEO)

Dear CEO,

We are the domain name registration organization in Asia, which mainly deal with international company's in Asia. We have something important need to confirm  with your company.

On the March 29, 2010, we received a formal application from a company called "kuan International Holdings Ltd" who are applying to register "yourbrand" as domain name and internet keyword.

After our initial examination, we found that the keyword and domain names applied for registration are as same as your company's keyword and trademark.We don't know whether you have any relation with them. These days we are dealing with it.If you do not know this company, we doubt that they have other purposes to buy these domain names.If they are your business partner or distributor in the asia,we will automatically confirm application from your business partner after this audit procedure. Now we have not finished the registration of "kuan International Holdings Ltd" yet, in order to deal with this issue better.Please contact us by email as soon as possible.

Best Regards,

Sponsoring Registrar: sk holdings company ltd
HongKong Office
Web:  www⋅asia-gov⋅com /  www⋅sk-dns⋅org
Address: 3A, Units 20/F, Far East Consortium Bldg., 121 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong

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