Well, it’s been a week on and yesterday I received more papers from the overseas corporation who oppose my trademark of my name and logo.
This time, the lawyers claim that they want to negotiate with me and come to a settlement.
Except for the fact, they sent a paper for me to sign and send back giving up all rights to my business.
Yes, that’s right, they want me to cease trading as my business.
To me, that’s no bloody negotiation. That’s telling me what to do and when to do it and not giving a stuff about what I want.
It’s all about them!!!!
They expect me to give up trading under my business name, deregister the name with the company I registered it with to trade under, give up my domain name and anything to do with that, agree to never use the name and logo ever, and never start another business with the name again.
I went to the trademark data base and looked up all trademarks with the name they want for themselves in it and found quite a few in Australia. I was one of them. This company had opposed most of them. Any trading in bags, jewellery, accessories etc, have all copped an opposition to the trademark.
Any companies with the word in it, trading under any other class besides 14 and 35 have not been opposed. And even some that do trade under classes 14 and 35 have not been opposed.
This company is using bullyboy tactics on people that want to use a word in their name. And surprisingly, they don’t win.
The opposition is overturned and the new companies get to register their name and logos as trademarks.
So that’s what I’m going to do. I’ll let them play their game because in the end, I know I will win. Our names and logos and even the colours used are so different it’s beyond belief that they even bothered doing this in the first place. It’s costing them money so far, bothering with a lawyer and sending out all this paperwork.
I wonder if they do that with overseas companies. I doubt it, as they only trade under this particular name here in Australia. I’ve never heard of them using the name in any other country, so they are NOT about to get this one over me.
I’m a Taurus Gemini, born on the exact day of the cusp between the two, when you piss me off, I dig my heels in, and you are NOT going to win!!!!!
This all sounds so complicated, it must be giving you a headache! Hope all is ok in the end.
So do I, but it might take some time yet. And yes, migraines, unfortunately, come with the stress.
i fear that this will happy to me one day very soon, actually! eeeeeeeek…!