rcjordan - 5:53 pm on Jan 26, 2001 (gmt 0)
The searches on the web are still skimming the surface. For instance, you have to address category selection, intent of use, confusion of brands, etc., and SIMILAR brands -searches on the literal words just don't bring in all the potentially devastating fringe elements. I've had a lawyer advise me not to pursue one of my domains as a business name because it sounds like it should be a trademark that is held by a company that is known for its aggressive protection of its book titles (the "For Dummies" series). My domain does not have the words dummy or dummies in it, btw. I can, however, trademark the distinctive graphic which includes the domain name. Go figure.