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  • Use of Names, Logos, Screenshots or Domain Names

    Do you have a question regarding the use of the name or logo?

    Would you like to link from your website to the homepage or to a list of your auctions?

    Are you unsure about registering a domain name, which contains "" in it?

    The guidelines below will give you an idea of what might be allowed. All questions in this area or permission requests should be directed to [email protected] . (Infringing or prohibited items should be reported to [email protected] .)

    The Name

    It is generally permissible for you to refer to on your website, in listings or in advertisements in a descriptive manner. For example, you might say, "Check out my antique items on," or "I sell on" By the way, is always spelled ""; it is never spelled "Details at" or "Details dot At." You should not refer to in any way that might lead someone to believe that your company or site is sponsored by, affiliated with, or endorsed by If you are unsure about a particular use of the name, write to [email protected]

    The Logo

    The name and logo are registered trademarks in the United States and many other countries. We generally do not permit the use of the logo by third parties absent a written license agreement. We usually do not permit the use of the logo on any type of promotional materials, flyers or websites, or in your auction listings. We also do not permit third parties to make or sell stuff, homemade or otherwise, bearing the logo, including but not limited to the following:

    � Business cards

    � Signage

    � Shirts/Hats and other clothes

    � Mailing labels

    � Buttons

    � Mugs

    � Bean bag plush toys

    � Dolls

    � Miniature cars

    � Toys

    � Mousepads

    � Store windows

    Linking to From Your Website

    If you have a web site, you may be interested to know that you can go to the following page to obtain a Button, which you can put on your site to link visitors to's home page or to the list of your auctions.

    Framing the Site

    It is not permissible to frame or alter the way in which our web site is viewed. Framing generally means causing third party content to appear above or around the site. Domain Names

    While it has become very popular to register, use and sell domain names (including on, it generally is not permissible to own, sell or use a domain name, which contains a trademark owned by another person or company. owns exclusive trademark rights in the name in the United States and in many countries internationally. The ownership, use or sale of a domain name, which contains the name, is not permitted because it is likely to be considered a trademark infringement. We do not give permission to third parties to register domain names containing "" Also, auction listings attempting to sell such domains are likely to be ended by Certain types of uses of domain names may also subject the owner to additional penalties. Congress recently passed a statute called the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act of 1999

    , which provides for penalties of up to $100,000 against persons who in bad faith and without authorization, use, sell, or offer for sale a domain name which infringes another's trademark. Click here for more information on trademark law.

    Use of Screenshots and Other Content

    We sometimes permit the use of screenshots by third parties. However, use of screenshots usually requires a license from Please contact [email protected] to inquire about such a license/permission.

    Requests for Permission or Copyright/Trademark Questions

    If you should have any further questions or concerns regarding the use of's trademarks or other intellectual property, please send us an email at [email protected]

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