Ed @ Honeybear Playhomes!

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I believe this came up before in one of your threads maybe...

If you trademark something (by marking it with the TM on a published site) does that give you legal rights to it pending it's not currently being trademarked or copyrighted?

I believe I read on the trademark website under FAQs that you don't have to purchase a trademark for it to be a legal trademark as long as where it appears is published (site, book, etc.). For example, I marked - "YOUR Free Online Encyclopedia" with a TM on my site. Does that mean noone else can legally use it?
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Donald

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Donald

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wow, by the way. running some experiments, I decided to test my subdomain versus my custom domain... my subdomain... :) happily grades with websitegrader.com at 91 - that's excellent... but my custom domain (same site different domain) runs at 43.
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Alex

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thats strange donald!

41, your site is at leastworth 95
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lol, it depends on how you grade it. http://www.youcanneverbetoosmart.com is different than http://youcanneverbetoosmart.com and that's MUCH different than http://youcanneverbetoosmart.synthasi... - My subdomain grades much better (a good score by the way) because it reads a good traffic (in the top 5%) and came to the conclusion that it reads part of synthasite's (yola's) trafic, the directory listings are found only because synthasite are in the directories. However, it doesn't show a conversion form which it use to.
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my subdomain also reads good inbound links and digg articles with diggs whereas my new custom domain doesn't.