First my face, then my feet, now my name: how another company is trying to trademark my blog name
Those of you who follow me on Twitter are probably already aware of my current battle with a UK-based company who have set up two websites using the name “Shoeperwoman”, which is the name of my shoe blog, and which I’ve been using on the site itself and around the web, for the past two years. Not only is this company using my name on their websites, Facebook and Twitter account, they are also in the process of trying to register the trademark “Shoeperwoman”, which would mean that I would no longer be able to use it, effectively putting an end to two years of hard work and a large part of my income.
I’m not going to say much more about this here, but I’ve written a lengthy post over at Shoeperwoman (er, MY Shoeperwoman, I mean. The original one.), if you would like to read it. I’m posting this here in a bid to publicise this issue – obviously if this can happen to me, it can happen to anyone with a blog, and I would really, really appreciate any support in the form of links to the post, re-tweets etc. Click here to read it.
I think that’s almost every aspect of my self and Internet presence been copied or stolen by someone now. I’m thinking of pitching my own reality TV show: Forever Amber: the most imitated woman in the UK…