Hate to hear this. First....IANAL. :) I would simply write him back and explain what your site is about. Explain to him how you came up with the name. A quick look at the two shows nothing in common. You might offer to give them a link pointing to the .com site, but I would not change my name unless forced. By all means, don't agree to anything right now. Also, if they are worried about trademark, why haven't they registered stimilon.net? :) Your best bet is to do as you did. Ask the list. Someone here with much greater knowledge will be able to advise you better. You might also try searching the theList archives. I know this has come up MANY times in the past. Good luck and be sure to keep us informed. Chris At 10:18 AM 7/14/2002, you wrote: >Hey all, > >I run a website www.stimilon.org as a little NFP blog for my friends. >Stimilon is No Limits spelled backwards (in case you were >wondering how I got the name. It came to me as an original idea, >but alas, a company stimilon international claims that I am >infringing their copyright and that I must change the name of my >site immediately. What should I do? I am 17, and I live in the US >(also the same country as stimilon international is based) For now >my first inkling is to call stimilon.com's bluff and just do nothing . I >doubt that they'd have the time or legal counsel necessary to sue >me. Am I guesing right, or is it incredibly easy? >Thanks for any suggestions, > >Bill > >PS. Anyways for the group's knowledge I include the email that >stimilon.com sent me: > >================================== >bill- > >hate to be a bummer but please change your company/web site >name >immediately > >stimilon is a trademarked name and it is protected by law > >you do not have permission to use the name stimilon > >thank you for your cooperation > >davo > >Stimilon International, Inc. >http://www.stimilon.com >====================== >-- >For unsubscribe and other options, including >the Tip Harvester and archive of thelist go to: >http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !