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Employed as a trade name, the phrase “leafBuilder” is a registered “standard character” trademark, and its owner(s) caution prospective buyers against acquiring the domain “leafbuilder.com” or any domain containing the exact phrase or word constructs that closely mimic it, as it may merit a trademark infringement or cybersquatting lawsuit in the near future. This post seeks to bring to viewers attention that the current registered owner of leafbuilder.com is not the trademark owner of the phrase leafBuilder, and he, she, they, or it mysteriously registered the domain on June 7, 2019, approximately 1634 days later, or 4 years, 5 months, and twenty-two days later, or 53 months and twenty-two days following the date the phrase had already been registered by the original trademark owner, and wherein a “.net” domain extension was used to finalize the registration.
Bad actors have been trying to hijack the phrase dating back as far as 2013. Hence, in 2013, Mark Hampe of Post Falls, Idaho, used the phrase in the domain leafbuilder.com to support a network marketing company operating out of Panama. However, Mr. Hampe eventually relinquished the domain after realizing the phrase was already associated with products and services being sold on the internet. Fast-forward to 2019, and someone else has registered leafbuilder.com, which appears to encompass some mischievous intent, mostly to profit from its sale. Since the phrase’s original creation, whereas I am its inventor, software developers have conflated the words “leaf” and “builder” and begun using the phrase to develop code for various software projects around the world. The phrase has always been unique, and needless to say, it’s been an uphill battle trying to keep it all to myself.
Thank you for your time and consideration of this matter.
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