In this post, I’d like to talk about the nominative fair use concept as it affects a different type of commercial trademark enterprise. In particular, one that isn’t used to sell the actual products of a brand owner but rather, a service that is arguably related to the brand owner.
Here at FairWinds, we receive dozens of requests a month to anonymously acquire domains. Most of these requests come from our pre-existing clients, who are, in the main, multibillion-dollar public and private enterprises. However, we have steadily been performing more work for pre-launch startups, smaller up-and-coming companies, and “unicorns,” or new ventures worth over $1 billion.
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