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If you're a blogger, there are numerous questions which will inevitably flutter around your head when parlaying your way into the wonderful world wide web: which platform should you use? Do you need your own personal domain name? And what IS Quinoa?! (Oops! Wrong conversation!)
A topic of consideration that probably doesn't hit your net radar is ''should I trademark my website's name?'', but with blogging becoming an increasingly popular hobby AND business, today's blogging question isn't so much an 'ask-a-question-and-I'll-dish-out-an-answer' scenario, but an 'ask-a-question-and-ooh,-let's-discuss-the-answer!' scenario: should you trademark your website's name?
Of course, this isn't a coincidental topic. (Sweet merciful laptops, no!) Over the weekend a few lovely lasses kindly directed my attention to a new blog called Frock & Roll, and while I have absolutely zilch of an idea as to whether or not its creator had ever stumbled across this Frock & Roll, the discovery sent a series of thoughts whirling around my brain - from a business perspective, Frock & Roll has been in the grand trademarking process for its copywriting services, but what kind of rules exist when it comes to blogging? What if there was suddenly another Perez Hilton? Could there be another Perez Hilton? If you possess a blog or website of your own, are there any kind of laws which prevent somebody else from adopting the name/slogan of it? Eek! What a mind-bogglingly tricky (and yet, interesting!) subject it is!
Should you trademark your website's name? Would you trademark your website's name? As always, I would love to hear your thoughts!