John Berryhill Shares Thoughts About ENS TM Infringement

John Berryhill is an Intellectual Property attorney who specializes in domain name law. Last night, John posted a Twitter thread regarding trademark infringement, specifically related to ENS domain names. In the thread, John shared some thoughts about the potential issues that may come with owning ENS domain names that infringe on trademarks and brands.

Obviously, every domain name is unique, and there may be unique circumstances related to each domain name registration. Reading John’s thread would be a good idea for people who own ENS domain names that could potentially match well-known brand names and trademarks:

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has closed eight figures in deals. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest. Reach out to Elliot: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

3 COMMENTS

  1. I registered my best single word .com names as ENS domains. When ETH gas fees are low, registering a name for 10 years at $5/year renewal isn’t too bad. If I develop a .com, I’ll want the .eth version and I’d imagine a potential buyer may as well. I’ll reevaluate these purchases in 10 years. I also claimed the names in HNS (Handshake), which have no renewal fees. Although Unstoppable Domains is just a for-profit fork of ENS, I grabbed a few of their .nft domains as well (also no renewal fees). Other notable blockchain domains include Solana (.sol), Tezos (.tez), etc. If you’re a domain investor/developer and don’t understand the utility of blockchain domains or web3 in general, I’d highly recommend looking into it.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Recent Posts

Fred Hsu Offers Tips on Domain Name Security

0
According to Coin Telegraph, there has reportedly been a security incident involving domain names at Squarespace. "Multiple decentralized finance (DeFi) apps were targeted in...

Registrar Where My Last 10 Afternic Sales Landed

6
After I sell a domain name, I don't pay much attention to it. Occasionally, I will look to see how it is being used,...

DomainLeads Integrated into Dropping.pro Email

0
One of the paid tools I use daily is the Dropping.pro email alerts. I created 3 alert emails with different parameters, and each morning,...

Sedo Reports Record Breaking .Game Sale

1
As of this morning, the largest domain name sale in the .Game extension recorded by Namebio was the $40,888 sale of A.Game. That domain...

When the Best Prospect Goes Under

0
It feels pretty good when a startup founder wants to buy your domain name. I know the domain name can probably incrementally help the...