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How To Why Perform a Trademark Search Before Choosing a Domain Name
When it comes to the world of business, there are so many similarcompanies, that offer so many similar products and similar services, that youneed to be very careful if you want to enter a specific market. This means thatif you want to open an online business, you will need to make an extensivetrademark search before actually doing anything regarding the name or the logoof your products and services and the desired domain name. There are manyproblems that might appear along the way, when talking about a US trademarkbecause competition is fierce in every field. This means that you need to dosomething to protect what you are about to create.
As you may know, companies register their products, services andeverything that has to do with their brand so that they get their own UStrademark that will give them exclusive rights over every detail of theircreation. These rights start from the name of a particular product and end withits packaging. The real market is filled with companies that we may or may noteven know about. However, when it comes to the online world, things get evenharder as there are so many websites and online businesses that you would nothave enough time to check out even half of them. So, a trademark search will definitelyhelp you in a few situations.
For example, if you have not heard about this already, if youdecide to apply for a certain domain name without checking out different factsabout it such as if someone owns the right for it, then you might be able toget the name, but suffer from a lawsuit. It is very important to perform anextensive trademark search to see if there is any US trademark or any othertrademark around the globe related to the domain name you were thinking about.There are online tools that can help you with this search if you know how tostart this small investigation.
The problem with a domain name is that it can be a US trademarkfor someone else as there are people who trademark the name of their domain andsimilar names, including synonyms, so that no one else can use these nameswithout breaking the law. So, you might find a domain name that is available,but if you do not do a proper search, you might be put into the situation whereyou have to pay damages of thousands of dollars. Instead, you can do the smartthing and before actually buying that domain name you want, you can perform asearch to see if the name or similar names belong to anyone. If you do not findanyone that owns the right for those domain names, then you are in luck and youcan buy it right now.