Copyrighting your blog

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Stitchthis Sun 22-Jul-12 07:53:07

I've recently discovered a newish blog with the same name as mine. Does anyone know the legalities around protecting your name? Thanks

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Tee2072 Sun 22-Jul-12 08:07:00

Do you have a copyright notice on your blog?

I don't think you can copyright the name, but I really don't know. I do know books can have the same name, a Google search shows that, so I assume there are no laws about blog names.

What's the name? ::nosy::

Stitchthis Sun 22-Jul-12 16:56:44

Stitch this - the martingale blog

Its a craft publishing house. Nice blog actuallygrin

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Tee2072 Sun 22-Jul-12 17:03:01

Well, considering there are newspapers and magazines with the same/similar names, I would imagine you can't copyright names.

It's a nice blog! grin

MmeLindor Mon 23-Jul-12 11:14:50

You can copyright a company name, and the logo but I don't know if it would be worth it for a blog unless you were making a lot of money from blogging .

Bex66 Mon 23-Jul-12 19:01:50

Copywriting a name is more difficult for reasons stated above, but copywriting the "content" - you should do this as a matter of course to protect it against phishing (think that's what its called) - stick a copyright symbol plus 2012 at the bottom of the blog to reinforce your copyright.

Stitchthis Sun 29-Jul-12 18:37:54

Thanks guys. Copyright the content I will.

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