View Full Version : i own toyota-scion.net

05-25-2004, 09:47 PM
Scion is a toyota sub company for new import cars....

If i build a site about toyota scions , specs, info and so on so on ...

would i be violating any trademarks or anything ?

05-25-2004, 10:47 PM
Probably but I doubt anything will happen.

05-26-2004, 01:48 AM
http://www.toyotascion.com ... i guess they would get that guy first... lol

05-26-2004, 08:27 AM
Yea, you probably are, but I doubt if big companies can be bothered over a small site that isn't (or is it?) doing them harm.

05-27-2004, 12:17 AM
You will never know. It could sit there for a few years without anyone worrying about it but then a $10 million law suit might arrive.

05-27-2004, 01:09 AM
Doubt it. There are MANY, MANY, MANY sites about various cars.

If you owned a car company, why wouldnt you want people promoting/branding your product for you?

Aslong as you don't pretend to be Toyota, and have a disclaimer in your footer telling users that you are not Toyota and are not affiliated with Toyota/Scion and the trademarks are their trademarks etc... you should be fine.

I would, however, email them first to be sure.
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05-27-2004, 01:20 AM
eg. Take a look at the various community/info sites that revolve around specific car brnds/model on this site: http://www.123carlinks.com/dir/?id_category=16
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05-27-2004, 10:42 PM
Yes you are right that there are many examples oz. This one is the same as what s2kinteg916 wants to do: http://www.nissansilvia.com/

But Nissan jumped on this website even when the person wasn't involved in doing anything with cars: http://www.nissan.com/

05-27-2004, 10:46 PM
Yeah, but the Nissan.com case is a different to the issue s2kinteg916 is facing - though I do see the point you were trying to make.

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05-28-2004, 01:34 AM
also its a better domain name...

06-02-2004, 11:41 AM
i don't think any car company will take actions against trademark violations as sites such as yours are contributing to the growth and pleasure of their fanbase.