Today I received the following, and there is no first notice.
Is this a legitimate request? The "mm-walmart.com" domain and lack of any contact information is screaming a scam, attorney representation etc, but I am curious in general is there any basis to this kind of claim whether or not this is legitimate.
The use of the domains are specifically to allow users of a training website to create test integrations and websites.
2ND NOTICE of Walmart Trademark Rights Infringement - walmartt.com ; Demand for Takedown
To Whom It May Concern: On behalf of Walmart Inc. (“Walmart”), we are writing to you in your capacity as the registrant of walmartt.com . Walmart is the owner of the famous trade name and trademark “WALMART” and has, for more than 50 years, used this term to identify its goods and services. Walmart also maintains rights in a number of additional trademarks. Moreover, Walmart has significant copyright holdings and other intellectual property rights in its logos and materials.
There is no connection between Walmart and walmartt.com and your continued unauthorized use of Walmart's intellectual property as, within or as an identifiable element of a domain name does injury to both Walmart and to the public by, e.g., causing a likelihood of confusion and other damage. We have also determined that there is no fair use or other excuse for the unauthorized use. Therefore, applicable law requires that you cease use immediately of the unauthorized domain name specifically identified above. This communication is for potential settlement purposes and only for representative violations identified to date. Please reply to this email to discuss and confirm details of the discontinuation of use and potential transfer to Walmart of the subject domain name. If we do not receive your expeditious response, this matter may be escalated for further action.
Walmart Brand Protection
Walmart Inc. 508 SW 8th Street Bentonville, AR 72716-0505 [email protected]