How to Dominate the Internet: Book One: Protect Your Brand: Chapter 1 of 10: Branding

by WardBlawg on August 18, 2010

Intellectual Property (“IP”)

As every business knows or should know, you must develop and protect your IP. For various reasons, this has become even more important throughout the recession. In essence, IP is the outward image of your business and should be protected in a strong manner.


First, although it might seem like putting the cart before the horse, choosing a brand name that works on the web is one of the most important things you will ever do in an online campaign. Therefore a lot of effort should be spent thinking about this. And in doing so, think about the principles underpinning trade mark laws: generally you cannot register a trade mark for words that are already in the dictionary, so it is usually best not to waste time and money thinking about generic names like AmazingBooks. It is difficult but by no means impossible to get such a domain to the number one spot on a Google search.

When I chose the name WardblawG there were 0 search results for it via any search engine such as Google. [As at April 2011 there are over 8000].



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Gavin Ward is the founder of WardBlawg, Director of YouBlawg Limited and Director at Moore Legal Technology Limited, specialising in helping law firms, lawyers and businesses grow their businesses online and aiming to help get great legal content published and shared across the web. Gavin created this law blog or ‘blawg’ to aim to contribute useful updates, thoughts and advice to help law firms, businesses and the legal profession in the UK and across the world succeed both online and offline.

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