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Hi all,

I have a follow-up to this question: after doing the TESS search for the name I like for my soon-to-be created business I found it isn't trademarked with the US office. But the name is taken on the web for the .com, .net and .biz domains.

I could always come up with a different URL for the website, but does it make sense to file for a trademark to try and force others to give up the name wholesale, including rights to the URL? Seems like a ton of hassle but I do worry about prospects typing in the name for my business on the web and not finding me.

Perhaps I can solve this last problem by spending extra cash with the online directories like Overture, Google, Yahoo!, etc.?

Any thoughts?

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