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WEB/DIGITAL Trademark URL?

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sulli

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Is it necessary to trademark your URL or website name if it will become a brand-able name?
 

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nomadjanet

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Maybe I am wrong, but why would you want to trademark it? If someone uses it and a prospect clicks on it they would come to your site. I guess an exception to this might be that if you thought someone could use your url as a name for a business that had a bad model and therefore would reflect poorly on your business. I really have never thought about this issue an I own several url's so anyone out there have any input?
Janet
 

GoldenEggs

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I used to work as a patent paralegal and started working on trademarks before I left. I am not sure why but we trademarked urls. For example, if your website was named pens.com, we would register it as pens.com.
 

sulli

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Jul 26, 2007
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Thank you Janet and Golden for your response. Golden - your experience tells me that this is definitely something that needs to be investigated. Thanks.
 

lucas

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Don't forget that there are many URLs with the same name... microsoft.com, microsoft.org, microsoft.net, microsoft.biz, microsoft.info, microsoft.ws, microsoft.co.uk, microsoft.cn, etc etc
 

Exodia

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Yup this is the information i was looking for. It is passible to trademark your website name?
is there a web site that will tell me more info about trademark my site?
 

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