I recently started to put together a business plan. It involves, workshops, consulting, blog, and even supplements with the Trademark name, and a book. I'm a doctor.
I bought the domain names. TheFightDietBlog.com and the TheFightDietBook.com
Then I went to do a search in the Trademark database.
The one I'm looking to trademark is "The Fight Diet". There is nothing registered, under The Fight Diet, so at first I felt relieved, because it was available. There was even a note that said that the word "Diet" is broad that no one can really trademark it.
Then out of curiousity, I looked for similiar ones. I found "Fighter Diet" was trademarked. I went to the persons website, and they have a diet, and one on one phone consults, and a few ebooks. Similiar, but my is more workshop, trademark supplements, and soon to be published Book.
There are thousands of diets out there, also thousands of similiar supplement companies (ie. nature's sunshine, nature's balance, nature's vitality). My question is will I likely get turned down, when I try to register this name, and throw away money on the application. And second, if I do get a TM. Will I be vulnerable to the FighterDiet.com person pursuing me for infringement? Am I opening up a pandora's box of future problems?