Originally Posted by Attorney Jaffe
I think Apple would disagree that dictionary words are not available for Trademark protection; as would Ford, Mercury and Brother, just to name a few.
I'd venture to guess that 99.9% of entrepreneurs who register domains don't check Trademark registrations. If they had a TM, your domain may be at risk, even if they registered their domain years after yours.
We had a case in St. Louis between North Face and South Butt - they settled out of court, so I don't know the end result.