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xenForo trademark in a domain name

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by Fufu, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. Fufu

    Fufu Well-Known Member

    Does "xenForo" have exclusive trademark rights to "xenForo" and/or "xenforo?"

    When an entity registers/creates a "xenforo" name in a domain name, does it infrindge on the "xenForo" trademark? Why?


    What is stopping multiple people from making a "xenforo.domain-name.tld, "www.domain-name.tld/xenforo" or "www.xenforo-name.tld?"

    Does "xenforo" or "xenForo" infrindge on the "xen" trademark? Why or why not?

    Does it need to be determined/proven the register registered in bad faith? How so?

    Would XenForo Ltd. have to take legal action against the domain-name register to disprove negligence of the "xenForo" and/or "xenforo" trademark? Why is that?
  2. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    This has been asked before but I can't remember exactly what the response was. Search should find it for you.
  3. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You can use xen or foro but not xenforo.
  4. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    Here you go, first result for "xenforo trademark"

    Q: May XenForo be used in domain/site names?

    A: XenForo is a limited company, registered in the UK. The company has a website and a distinctive logo. The company also now has a history, which is currently short, but is growing. Therefore the company can demonstrate the right of trademark.

    With this in mind, the company wants to protect that trademark, understandably. Therefore, we are not giving permission for XenForo to be used, as part of a site name or domain name (or any name).

    Clearly this has potential to become (or has already become) an emotional matter and really, it is quite simple. The point is simply about protecting XenForo trademark. We would be negligent if we did not protect our trademark; for the benefit of our customers future. No one wants to become involved in wrangling over trademark issues, for obvious reasons and we ask that we are not put in a position to have to consider whether to take action.
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  5. Fufu

    Fufu Well-Known Member

    Please read my post carefully.
    Anyone can use "xen" because Citrix Systems, Inc. allows it?
  6. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member

    That wasn't part of your original question. You asked if XenForo allowed it. Yes, they do.
  7. Fufu

    Fufu Well-Known Member

  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    XenForo Ltd. does not "allow" xen to be used, they have no control over that.

    The only restriction is that the complete word xenforo is not permitted.
    Fufu likes this.
  9. TNCclubman

    TNCclubman Well-Known Member

    how about zenforrow?

    jk lol
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