greenleaves - 7:36 pm on Oct 25, 2012 (gmt 0)
Leo, you are 100% right about having a trademark. But I'd rather not have to pay more to lawyers than I already do.
If your audience is on Google + or use products connected to Google + (like google.com), your inflexibility is only to your detriment. You don't have to give your real name; or spell it properly, or use your real photo ;)
1- Secure my brand on all possible platforms 2- Monitor platforms for mentions of my brand 3- Actively participate on the platforms where my target demographic participate. This is irrespective of my personal feelings toward that platform; or what google says.
All of this costs relatively little.
While you are condensing and arrogant and reject other ideas, I agree to yours and will incorporate them (there is a country I don't have covered and should get that trademark going). Scoff at me all you like; it is in your interest to be open, not mine.