I recently bought a website and will be applying for a trademark, pretty simple. Here's where I'm lost......
The website I wanted was already taken, therefore I put the word "the" in front of the website I purchased and also have already paid money through go daddy for when the original one expires next year I could have the opportunity to use it.
The website owned by someone else has nothing on it and there's no one conducting business with the name. Here's my question, do I trademark my website name using "the" in front of the other words or do I trademark the original idea?
Let's say someone owns hotidea.com and it's not in use, nothing is going on with the name. My only option is to purchase "thehotidea.com". Should I go ahead and trademark hotidea.com or thehotidea.com?