[RML] Names, trademarks and web pages

Rhonda Wilson (rhondawi at sprynet.com)
Thu, 05 Feb 1998 14:37:09 -0700

This is maybe a stupid question but here goes.

I called my web site Natural Aquariums because that's what I do at
least that is what I called them. But there is a company called
Natural Aquarium and Terrarium (http://www.nataq.com/) so I switched
my name and asked them if this would be a problem and they never
replied. So I would like to call my web site Natural Aquariums again
but I don't want to get in trouble, especially with this terminolgy
being used all over. For example there is also Nature Aquarium World.

Any ideas? Do you all think I will be safe using Natural Aquariums, if
someday I actually make this in to more of a business (I do try to
sell some stuff now) it will get ugly later? Anyone know where my
standing is here? Should I just get a new name, I thought of Glass
Gardens or Aqua Gardens but a search on the web shows a lot of sites
with those sorts of names too.

Rhonda Wilson

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