| 8:09 am on Aug 29, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Not being a person that can give legal advice directly, you might want to research it where you come up with articles like this:
|A trademark or trade mark is a distinctive sign or indicator used by an individual, business organization, or other legal entity to identify that the products or services to consumers with which the trademark appears originate from a unique source, and to distinguish its products or services from those of other entities. |
You Can Trademark a Lot More Than You Think [ezinearticles.com]
Can You Trademark Your Business Name? [ezinearticles.com]
I would also look into copyrighting web sites.
| 9:58 am on Aug 29, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for the links. They took me exactly where I needed to go. That website had an article exactly about trademarking domains. It's not really necessary, but it would be very good to get if your website makes it big.
| 12:39 pm on Aug 29, 2010 (gmt 0)|
It doesn't cost a lot and you could probably do it yourself. It's another layer of protection for serious sites. (Not throw aways...)
| 5:58 pm on Aug 29, 2010 (gmt 0)|
In the US trademarking of domain names can be a bit complicated and confusing. See USPTO Examination Guide NO. 2-99 [uspto.gov].
| 12:11 am on Aug 30, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Leave it up to the US Government to make simple tasks more complicated. Good example is the US tax codes. LOL
| 12:18 am on Aug 30, 2010 (gmt 0)|
|In the US trademarking of domain names can be a bit complicated and confusing. |
I didn't find it complicated or confusing. The entire process does take months and you have someone assigned to your case if you do make a mistake...