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I've been developing a game called Epic Hamster for a while now and just found out today that there's a company called Epic Hamster also: http://www.epichamster.com/apps/IdentiKid/ what should I do? I already bought epic-hamster.com before I knew that they existed. Am I pretty much screwed and need to figure out a new name?

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It depends. What kind of company is this other Epic Hamster? (Do they compost dead hamsters? Do they manufacture space satellites? Do they make games, pet supplies, toiletries...?)

(Note: don't kick me for not following the link -- you should have included this info in your post, since it is essential to getting the answer you are seeking)

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Then you cannot use that name, if you are going to sell it in any country where that company sells games. Edited by Tom Sloper
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Okay. I renamed it but now I need to figure out what to do with my domain name. Would it be possible to try and sell my domain name to them?

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Anything is possible.
You can try anything you want to try.
By the way, I am not a lawyer, and my advice is for informational purposes; I'm not giving you legal advice, and you should talk to a lawyer.

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Actually, just asking out of curiosity but there may be a game company with same name but what if no trademark is involved?

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Actually, just asking out of curiosity but there may be a game company with same name but what if no trademark is involved?[/quote]

 

How would that change anything?  Wouldn't that company still be upset by the possible confusion that would result?  You'd still get sued.

Edited by Tom Sloper

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