Day 89 of theÂ 90 Days of AwesomeÂ is in the bank! What made today awesome?Â I officially registered trademark for this blog!
Ever since the Turner Barr incident a few years ago, I’ve been telling all my blogger and vlogger friends to register the name of their sites with the U.S. Patent and Trademark OfficeÂ (USPTO) to keep someone from stealing their name from them. Since I am a person of integrity, I needed to do the same, so in January I submitted the application to the USPTO to register The Undeniable Ruth as a trademark.
A few weeks ago, I got the notice that my application was approved and today my certificate arrived in the mail. So The Undeniable Ruth is now The Undeniable RuthÂ®. It’s mine. All mine. You can’t have it. I will forever be The Undeniable RuthÂ®! If anyone tries to use my name or something like it on their product, I will lay the smackdown on them hard and fast.
The best part of getting a registered trademark was that I got to post a picture of it on Facebook and share the joy with all my friends. It wouldn’t have been as meaningful if I didn’t have people to share it with, especially my fellow creatives.
In case you missed it: Day 88 of the 90 Days of Awesome â€“ I got to have lunch with Stripes!