First time visiting this forum i hope someone can help me
There is a fictional web site name mentioned in a current best selling novel by a very popular author, no .com or .net etc mentioned just something along the lines so and so runs the XYZ website
I registered both .com and .net of this website name.
If I try to sell the site name am i infringing on intellectual property rights or a copyright? I want to list it for sale quickly since the book is current, can I mention in the listing the book, author and even the page numbers?
Seriously, I am not a lawyer but just because I write something in a book doesn't mean I automatically get the trademark right? Copyright is another thing altogether. So unless the author or publishing house or other representative has gone out and filed for trademarks, which have to specify market segments, and no one else has, they're fair game. Different countries probably have way different laws too.
I would speculate that in the Harry Potter/Rowling arena, given the $$$$ involved, some top notch intellectual property types are on guard.
You figure nowadays, anybody who trademarks anything checks to see if the .com domain name has been taken or not right? How about them movie title domain names.
yes it is a fictional name and site
i would like to try selling it off today since ebay has the 15 cents insertion day
so you think it is ok to say site name without extension mentioned in this book and give the authors name and title?
btw is ebay an ok place to try and sell?
if it goes for a high amount do i need an escrow service?
hopeful thinking lol