I was once threatened by a Lawsuit concerning a domain name that I owned - and I don't want to make the same mistake. So therefore, I want to make sure I have my bases covered.
A couple years ago, I had an old website with only a couple articles on it. It was about the medication - Klonopin. I bought a domain name beforehand - and it had the name of the medication within it. About a year later, a company from San Fran who had just trademarked the word "Klonopin" - sent a cease and desist letter to me...saying that if I didn't release the domain name, they would sue me. So I took everything off the website and I believe I let it expire since the domain name was within a few weeks to expire anyway.
Currently, I am thinking about creating a blog about personal finance. I don't really have a domain name as of yet, but when I come up with one...is there a way I can check to make sure that none of my words w/in the domain name is violating any type of trademark? I believe there is a government page where one can go and see if particular words are trademarked? Also, is there anything else I need to know before I choose my domain name?
Thanks so much...