A trademark infringement case of an unauthorized use of the trademark on a website of which you provide the host service

We reported a trademark infringement case on 18 June 2019 and have been trying to contact you about the unauthorized use of the trademark-registered and internationally-recognized logo and brand name of South China Morning Post on a web page.

We strongly believe that the website, to which DigitalOcean is providing the hosting service, currently posts a forged article and illegally uses the South China Morning Post’s logo and brand name in attempt to mislead internet users and eventually defraud them.

Despite of our several attempts to contact you, there has been no feedback from DigitalOcean for more than 2 weeks, not even an acknowledgement of the receipt of our email messages. I seriously doubt if you really respect the intellectual property rights and trademark rights as you claimed.


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A trademark is a type of intellectual property consisting of a recognizable sign, design, or expression which identifies products or services of a particular source from those of others, although trademarks used to identify services are usually called service marks

Trademark Registration : Trademark enrollment gives security from unapproved business misuse of the brand. The proprietor of an enrolled trademark may likewise begin legitimate dealings for trademark negation to anticipate unapproved utilization of that trademark. Numerous individuals are mindful of the various advantages of owning a trademark enrollment administration which getting comfortable with complete consumer loyalty in India. The trademark is enrolled to make the generosity, promote, brand name, business name, and logo as to segregate and set aside the imprint from contenders and deceitful.

Trademark Registration Process.

  1. Trademark/Logo Search: It is fitting to direct a trademark/Logo search in the important classes before documenting the application to enlist a trademark to ensure that there is no indistinguishable or comparable trademark effectively enrolled/officially applied.

  2. Filing of an application: For enlistment by an individual professing to be the owner of a trademark, in the workplace of the Trade Mark Registry, inside the regional furthest reaches of the spot of business in India.

  3. Assessment of the application Enlistment center to learn whether it is unmistakable and doesn’t strife with existing enrolled or pending trademarks and assessment report is issued.

  4. Production of the application after or before acknowledgment of the application is distributed in the Trademark Journal.

  5. Resistance by outsider: After production, if any individual pulls out of his/her resistance to the enrollment inside a quarter of a year which might be stretched out to the limit of one month.

  6. Hearing before Registrar: If the resistance has been ruled for the candidate of the enlistment of trademark, the Registrar will enroll the Trademark.

7x. Enlistment of Trademark: On the enlistment of the Trademark, the Registrar will issue to the candidate a Trademark Registration Certificate.

Hi there @glui,

Unfortunately, as a community, there is nothing we can do about this!

Please get in touch with our amazing abuse team, if you haven’t already, who will be more than happy to help you in resolving this matter.

If you have already reached out, please can you share your ticker number so I can get it reviewed :) - Matt.