I received an email today (copy below) from a company concerning one of my domains which I don't really understand and I'm not sure how to respond to.
I think they're just advising me as a courtesy that they want to register the domain name as their internet trademark. That being the case though, would my ownership and use of the .com domain be affected?
Basically, I'm not sure of exactly what they're asking, or of the implications (if any), so before I get back to them, I'm looking for some advice please!
If anyone could help, I'd be grateful.
EDIT: Just noticed that the title of this thread should read 'own' and not 'won'!
We are a Network Service Company which is the domain name registration center in Anhui, China. On August,17th,2011, We received DATON Company's application that they are registering the name "healthypeanutbuttercookies" as their Internet Trademark and "healthypeanutbuttercookies.cn","healthypeanutbutt ercookies.com.cn" ,"healthypeanutbuttercookies.asia"domain names etc.,It is China and ASIA domain names.But after auditing we found the brand name been used by your company. As the domain name registrar in China, it is our duty to notice you, so I am sending you this Email to check.According to the principle in China,your company is the owner of the trademark,In our auditing time we can keep the domain names safe for you firstly, but our audit period is limited, if you object the third party application these domain names and need to protect the brand in china and Asia by yourself, please let the responsible officer contact us as soon as possible. Thank you!
Anhui Office (Head Office)
Registration Department Manager
Room 1008 Shenhui Building
Haitian Road, Huli Anhui, China
Office: +86 0553 4994789
Fax: +86 0553 4994789