I seriously doubt Eircom can say boo to you in a legal sense UNLESS you
are using the name as part of a product/service which conflicts with
their trademarked use of the name.
They are DEFINETLY NOT going to go after a US company! Especially if
there would be a chance of them getting squashed for being second to the
Basically you can be sure this is the usual legal rubbish where most
people would roll over and die, but some people will delight in rubbing
their noses in it!
While we're at the list of people to go after:
Intellistream Technologies Inc. (ISTREAM2-DOM)
911 Washington St
Wilmington, DE 19801
Domain Name: ISTREAM.NET
<a href="http://istream.org"><font size=4>Buy This Domain</font></a>
Domain for sale at www.BuyDomains.com
4936 Fairmont Ave. Ste 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-6022
Domain Name: ISTREAM.ORG
InfoStream Services, Inc. (ISTREAM-DOM)
P. O. Box 45078 5124 - 122 Street
Edmonton, AB T6H 5Y1
Domain Name: ISTREAM.COM
Now if anyone WANTS to REALLY piss off Eircom, go and register the
limited irish company "istream ltd." or start trading as it or have your
company produce a product (a web that streams the character "i" to a
browser at the rate of 1 per minute) and then grab the istream.ie domain
(once you can waste one of your companies domain claims)!
I think I'll have to settle for using this email address to talk to them!
p.s. What address did you send the mail to and get the flame from
Brendan Kehoe wrote:
> Breathnach, Proinnsias (Dublin) wrote:
>>> I got a snotty email back from Eircom to tell me that I couldn't use
>> email address, as it was their trademark etc ... :o)
>>>> VoiceStream has just launched a service in the US called "istream"
> described at
>http://www.voicestream.com/products/services/istream/overview.asp> It's a data network, in fact. Is Eircom going to sue them because
> it's a trademark in Ireland or the EU?
>> Or how about Arctic Software, who have an MP3 streaming server for the
> Mac called "iStream":
>http://www.arcticsw.com/istream/>> Or the company Istream Systems at:
>http://www.istreamtv.com/istream_systems.htm>> The list goes on.
>> If the domain receiving istream at foo.com is housed outside Ireland,
> does Eircom have any international legal right to argue it be
> removed? If I create istream at zen.org, can they argue that the
> domain's not in Ireland but I am, so therefore they have a legal right?
>> I seriously doubt it.
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