Now you put effort into coming up with a totally new name for your .com, maybe a 5,6 or 7 letter word.
You search and there are NO trademarks for such a name.
You start out on little funds so can not pay a couple of thousand for a world trademark, but 6 months - year down the road you get a letter saying you will have to stop selling under that name because some guy has registered it as a trademark. What do you do??
Plus you can not say you had it FIRST just by having registered a domain name with it prior to them registering it as a trademark. I have heard of posting the word to yourself, but, if the 6 letter word already existed as some guys username on a social network or in some form, then the new trademark owner can just say you are only another one of the guys who had it and has to cease using it due to it now being trademarked?
Are there tips to avoid this or get around it?
Thanks guys for any input.