24 Jan '12, 10pm

Some legal advice: is generic

domain name are common and descriptive, when applied to the use employed by Respondent—the rendering of “legal advice” to browsers. Had Complainant attempted to register LEGAL ADVICE in International Class 45, for example, which includes legal services, it seems very doubtful that it would have issued. Rather, Complainant’s use of the mark is unusual when describing mortgage and job finding related services and can therefore uniquely identify the source. In the field of legal services, Complainant’s mark has no such power. Therefore, Complainant does not have an exclusive monopoly on the terms on the Internet. The terms of the disputed domain name are actually descriptive of the services offered at the website to which it resolves.

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2012/01/24/legal-advice-domain/

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