Just got this email from revitforum.org. Guess Autodesk wants to control everything REVIT, including a community of people promoting REVIT?
"Dear revitforum.org members, colleagues and friends,
Our apologies for the mass email - we try to avoid these as much as possible, but we feel it's very important that we share this news with all of our members as soon as possible.
As some of you may be aware, Autodesk, Inc., makers of Revit, have retained the law firm of Donahue Gallagher Woods to notify all domain holders that have the word REVIT contained in their top-level domain name, that they are infringing on the Autodesk REVIT trademark. They have requested that we change the domain name of revitforum.org to one that doesn't contain the the word REVIT.
We refute these claims of infringement. The use of the trademark "REVIT" in the domain name "revitforum.org" is protected by the "Nominative Fair Use" legal doctrine that provides an affirmative defense to trademark infringement as enunciated by the United States Ninth Circuit, by which a person may use the trademark of another as reference to describe the product.
The administrators of revitforum.org will formally respond to Autodesk. However, if all else fails, we want to assure you that we are prepared to move revitforum.org to a new domain if that is required.
Whether or not there is a domain name change, rest assured that the forums will continue to operate just as they do now. We retain all the data on revitforum.org - that is not in any way at risk.
We will notify you via email and on the revitforum.org website of any required domain name change ahead of time.
Also, keep updated, and feel free to comment in this thread: https://console.mxlogic.com/redir/?4syOepud7bxIsyCejod79EVdw0E-pBdSImRu00VlKpupfU_yaoVZAL7PcFKRySGn00BQaGXa70UTvAn3hOYyyODtUTsT2F2G1o5k-9DUZ7PcFKRySHM04SOC-Yrhpshp78KnhdI6zAS7llSk3h13lvd424GbdPYQg5Ph02_cOCXmbqL00jh0pFNEw46VRg-xkTfM-ub7Xa1J4Syr78FzAS7Tzo0gfgfbzxws9
Thank you for your understanding.
Gordon, Ian & Klaus
p.s. if you know an attorney with the appropriate expertise who is willing to donate their time for this good cause, please feel free to contact a forum administrator privately."