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Well not copyright, but I can't remember the word I'm looking for. I'm still working on that site for my school's video game club. The club is named "Game Fanatix". A quick google of the term brings up "www.game-fanatix.com". Would using the domain "www.GameFanatixClub.com" be different enough from it? I obviously am not in any position to take away customers from them, and I don't think anyone would confuse the two. I just want to check with you guys before I make any moves.

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What is www.game-fanatix.com? Is it trademarked? In what country is it? Is there a possibility that someone confuses it for your school club?

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Its in the US, I guess they have online video game rentals. I don't know if it is trademarked or not... And I'm not sure how I'd check that. I really don't think someone would confuse my club with it.

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Its in the US, I guess they have online video game rentals. I don't know if it is trademarked or not... And I'm not sure how I'd check that. I really don't think someone would confuse my club with it.
Why don't you just spell fanatics correctly, and avoid the whole issue?

GameFanaticsClub.whatever

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If that's what you think I should do I will, its just that the club already exists under the name "Game Fanatix", so I wanted to follow that.

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I don't know if it is trademarked or not... And I'm not sure how I'd check that.
Their site has a "TM" after the logo, which indicates that it is, and the USPTO search agrees. (I don't know if it covers only the logo, or the words too; but I would assume the latter since that's the safer assumption). A video game club is probably similar enough to a video game store that they could legitimately object to you using the same name - anyone who hears of both groups could easily assume the club is officially related to the store. So I'd recommend using a different name.

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Well, I think it would be best to send an e-mail to game-fanatix.com owners, explain them your situation, and ask them what they think.

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