In February, 2011 I wrote about Trademark™, a design studio with the domain name www.trademark-trademark.com. I was looking to refer back to that post because I wanted to link to it, as I have just done, as a springboard for commenting on this review of a restaurant called Trademark Drink and Eat. It’s located in lovely Alexandria, Virginia, right near the bustling word headquarters, full of hungry trademark people, of the USPTO. And I like the idea of TRADEMARK trademarks.
Perfect! Except I couldn’t remember how to find that post. Let’s just stay that doing a search for the word “trademark’ on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION® will get you a lot of hits. I remembered something about “design,” however. Still no dice, so I did a search on Google for “trademark” and “design.”
I eventually found the place, and the post, but I found some other interesting things too:
- Trademark.com, just once? That’s Thomson Compumark, of course. You knew that already.
- The studio I wrote about is Trademark™ (why not apply for the registration already?), but it’s not Trademark Design. Trademark Design is this.
- Unless you’re in the UK. Then Trademark Design is this.
- There’s an upside-down Trademark Design in Australia, too.
Don’t ask me if I see any LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION across any of these axes here. It’s complicated.
UPDATE: Did someone say TRADEMARK?