My plan is to buy the domain www.nokia3310.com and sell refurbished nokia 3310 on it.
I don't want to sell the domain to nokia but I want to use the domain for myself and sell used (refurbished) nokia 3310 on it.
I plan to sell refurbished phone worldwide.
You need to read all of the rules pertaining to cybersquatting and make sure that you very carefully take no actions that could cause you to become a cybersquatter. Good luck.
Nokia is a "famous" name. Consider www.refurbishednokia3310.com so as not to mislead consumers as to the source. Then cross your fingers that Nokia doesn't go after you anyway.
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Trademark law and domain name law are different, but overlap in some areas. It is all about confusion in the mind of the consumer. As attorney Gary Ilmanen said, using a domain name like refurbishednokia3310 will avoid the confusion in the mind of the consumer, although, as Gary said, you still might hear from Nokia's lawyers.
There will be other questions you find as you seek to open an e-commerce web site or App. Working with a lawyer as you begin will save you a lot of money in the future.
I have written a legal guide on this site with issues you will need to discuss with an Internet attorney. I have placed a link here for your convenience: http://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/legal-steps-to-opening-a-new-e-commerce-website-app-or-blog
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