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  1. #1
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    Question BIDO vs BAIDU?

    First of all, let me say that I am DEFINITELY a newbie, and I'm just trying to get a feel for trademark issues regarding domain names.

    I don't mean to stir up any unwanted problems, but is it possible that people will mispronounce "Bido" as "BYE-DOE", making it seem very similar to "Baidu" which is pronounced "BYE-DO/DUE"? To me, it would have to be spelled "Biddo" to be pronounced the way it is in the youtube sample video...

    Could there be a possible TM fight down the future, if "Bido" grows larger? (By the way, Baidu is a huge-mongous search engine in China. Nasdaq ticker: BIDU)

    Am I crazy to think this? Has this issue been discussed before? Or is this a non-issue?
    forward thinking...

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    No! you are not alone...

    I also think Beano might come after Bido...

    (This thread and a few of the lastest appraisals reminded me that I need to get serious on my NPO idea: "Domainer's Mental Health Insutute" , I mean there is even one for "Sicko Parrots" in England)
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    BAIDU is not english, it is pinyin, and will not be confused with BIDO.

    In pinyin, bi is vaguedly sounds like "be", and do sounds like "doe".

  4. #4
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    Thanks touch,

    Was reading an article about Baidu this morning, and then I just happened to click on DNJournal and saw the Bido video.

    Sometimes, it's just all about timing. I guess I've been reading too much about KOOKS and PUSSYDELUXE and got a little paranoid! This website can do that you sometimes!

    Anyhow, I appreciate your taking the time to explain it to me...

    Thanks again.
    forward thinking...

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    BIDO vs BAIDU?

    I was just thinking about that. They do sound very similar in Chinese. Baidu is a well known multi billion dollar company. We will see what happens after Baidu finds out there is a website sounds same as theirs and making a lot money.
    Last edited by yulili; 02-20-2008 at 12:50 AM.

  6. #6
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    Originally posted by yulili
    BIDO vs BAIDU?

    I was just thinking about that. They do sound very similar in Chinese. Baodu is a well known multi billion dollar company. We will see what happens after Baidu finds out there is a website sounds same as theirs and making a lot money.
    But most english speakers would say : bee-doo
    I think?
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