To Whom It May Concern.

Please Advise On Trademark With The Indexing Details And Word Constituents
With The Dot Com (.COM) Suffix In The Title.



On Fri, December 2, 2016 1:44 pm, enforcement@mm-facebook.com wrote:
> To Whom It May Concern,
> We are writing concerning your registration and use of the domain name
> facebookxxx.com, which contains the famous Facebook trademark.
> As you undoubtedly know, Facebook is the leading online social network
> service.  Facebook adopted the name and trademark Facebook in February
> 2004 and, since that time, Facebook has actively used the Facebook name
> and trademark in connection with its online social network service,
> including maintaining the web site www.Facebook.com. The term Facebook is
> one of the most famous trademarks on the Internet.  Facebook owns
> exclusive trademark rights to the Facebook name as a result of numerous
> trademark registrations in the United States and internationally, as well
> as related common law rights. Accordingly, Facebook enjoys broad
> trademark rights in its name.
> Facebook has made a substantial investment in developing and providing
> its services. As a result of Facebook’s pioneering efforts and devoting
> substantial effort and resources to providing only high quality services,
> the Facebook name and trademarks are widely known among the consuming
> public worldwide, and the name and trademarks embody substantial and
> valuable goodwill.
> Accordingly, we were concerned when we learned of your registration and
> use of facebookxxx.com.  As we hope you can appreciate, protection of its
> trademarks is very important to Facebook. Your registration and use of
> facebookxxx.com violates the Lanham Act (15 U.S.C. 1051 et seq.) because
> it infringes and dilutes the famous Facebook trademark.
> Infringement occurs when a third party’s use of a company’s trademark
> (or a confusingly similar variation thereof) is likely to confuse
> consumers as to the affiliation, sponsorship or endorsement of the third
> party’s services.  Trademark dilution occurs when a third party’s use
> of a variation of a company’s trademark is likely to lessen the
> distinctiveness of the company’s famous trademark.
> We have filed several proceedings before the United Nation's World
> Intellectual Property Organization's arbitration panel. Facebook has
> prevailed in each case and the domain names at issue were all ordered to
> be transferred to Facebook.  Facebook is concerned that your unauthorized
> use of the Facebook name may cause confusion as to whether you or your
> company’s activities are authorized, endorsed or sponsored by Facebook
> when, in fact, they are not.
> We understand that you may have registered facebookxxx.com without full
> knowledge of the law in this area. However, Facebook is concerned about
> your use of the Facebook trademark in your domain name.  As you may know,
> the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act provides for serious
> penalties (up to $100,000 per domain name) against persons who, without
> authorization, use, sell, or offer for sale a domain name that infringes
> another’s trademark.
> While Facebook respects your right of expression and your desire to
> conduct business on the Internet, Facebook must enforce its own rights in
> order to protect its valuable and famous trademark. For these reasons,
> and to avoid consumer confusion, Facebook must insist that you
> immediately stop using facebookxxx.com and disable any site available at
> that address. You should not sell, offer to sell, or transfer the domain
> name to a third party and should let the domain registration expire.
> Please confirm in writing that you will agree to resolve this matter as
> requested. If we do not receive confirmation from you that you will
> comply with our request, we will have no choice but to pursue all
> available remedies against you.
> Sincerely,
> Ethel
> Legal Dept.
> Facebook, Inc.


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