How to use the wild west domain name in the Irish Times
A new trademark filing has revealed that US internet giant Yahoo has applied for a new wild west name for its Irish domain.
In a document titled “New domain name application”, Yahoo says it has applied “for a trademark to name the new domain the Wild West” in the UK, Ireland and the USA.
It is unclear if the trademark has already been granted.
The application is the latest in a string of trademarks in the wild-west domain arena for US internet giants.
In December last year, US internet firm Google was granted a trademark for a domain name for the same term, but that trademark expired soon after the trademark was granted.
A number of other US companies are also trademarking their domain names in the same way, including Microsoft, Google and Facebook.
In November last year US-based web portal GoDaddy filed a trademark application for the domain name Wild West, and Google recently trademarked the name “GoDaddy” for the term “googles domain”.
Google has also trademarked several of the terms used by other US internet companies, such as “Googles” and “Goop”.
In January, a trademark filing was filed by eBay for the terms “epiphany” and the terms “epiphany and epiphany collectively”.
Google is also the exclusive owner of the term Googlenet, which describes itself as a “global data-based search engine”.
Google’s trademark filing is also consistent with previous applications filed by US companies to trademark the term, including from Google itself.
In November 2016, Yahoo applied for the trademark for the word “Wild West” and filed a new trademark application with the US Patent and Trademark Office.
A trademark for an “Irish domain” was registered in December 2016, and in December 2017 a trademark was filed for the “wild west domain” in Canada.
A new application for a wild west trademark is the first for the US in a long time, and it comes after Yahoo filed for trademark registrations for several other trademarks in 2016 and 2017.
In December, US-listed online service MySpace announced that it had applied for two new trademarks for the name of “the Wild West”.
The applications are just the latest to be filed in the domain-name domain arena in recent years.
In January 2018, US online service Yahoo applied to trademark its domain name “Wild Wild West”, which was registered earlier in 2017.
On May 26, 2018, Irish online service GoDaddy applied for trademarks for its domain “GoWildWild”, and in June 2017 it filed a patent application for its trademark for “Go Wild”.
On October 31, 2017, Google trademarked its term “Google” in Ireland, and a trademark filed in October 2017 for the phrase “Go-GoWild” in Scotland was granted by the Scottish Intellectual Property Office.