This may be a very stupid question, but I am a newbie. If my domain name is example.com, could someone trademark example? I would hate if that happened to my website. I don't even know if this is possible. Thanks for the help! I always appreciate people who take time to help other people when they don't have to.
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.
Not being a person that can give legal advice directly, you might want to research it where you come up with articles like this:
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.