Tuesday, March 29, 2011
"I started an online business last year. We've had an amazing run so far, with more than 10,000 unique hits every day on our website and a 30 percent gross profit margin on sales of more than $250,000 in our first year. Our site has been written up in some major magazines, and we are getting attention from industry bloggers who have rated our site very favorably.
"Maybe we have been getting too much attention...
"Last week, we received a letter from a law firm in a faraway state representing a company we have never heard of, accusing us of infringing the company's trademark. Specifically, they are objecting to the use of one word in our company name, to which they claim they have exclusive trademark rights.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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