Guy files trademarks matching names of celebrities, major brands and their domain names.
A couple weeks ago I wrote about Trademark King, Inc. The Indiana company had filed a trademark on Trademarking.com, a domain name owned by domain investor Rick Schwartz.
When I reached out to Douglas Lehocky, the person listed on the trademark applications, he told me it didn’t matter if someone else owned the domain name Trademarking.com. If he got the trademark first, he had rights to the domain names. He would have his lawyer have the domain taken down. He also told me he buys and sells trademarks, so he knows what he’s talking about.
Pretty stupid, but it was just one misguided trademark application. Until now.
I just checked recent USPTO trademark applications, and here’s what I saw: Click here to continue reading…