We`re looking to better name our relatively new workshop aimed at giving students a more clear direction for their career. As a comparison, it`s like "Outward Bound" for developing a sense of occupational and life direction/purpose/mission -- an in-depth, systematic process to supply a sense of purpose or vision to direct their future educational and work-related decisions.
We`re looking for a workshop name that works both now, and hopefully as an established, recognized name.
Your thoughts (and replies) are greatly appreciated!
I would check with somebody about "oxford" trademark.
No, I am not affiliated with Oxford University, although I have held my workshop on its grounds and the naming of my company comes from an experience there.
I have done trademark searches in the past. Since Oxford is a town in many parts of the US, in addition to being a university, there are LOTS of businesses with Oxford in the name. One example is the "Oxford Royale Academy". They`re in Oxford, but not associated with the university.
So, I don`t foresee any problems, as long as I stay away from existing trademarks. I`ve used the dba of "The Oxford Program" for about 8 years now without any issues (I know that doesn`t mean there couldn`t be one in the future).
James, if you think I could be infringing on another`s trademark, I would love to know.
Thanks for your input. I also believe in not making people think.
On the other hand, I want something a bit more "catchy", like "Outward Bound" has done. The workshop has always been called "The Oxford Program of Career Change" or "The Oxford Program of Career Direction".
I guess I could try the latter one again.
|Headline:||Founder and Head Coach of the Oxford Program|
|Description:||I`m a career coach/entrepreneur with a background in technology and psychology.|
My life`s mission is the develop of The Oxford Program, an online career guidance program for adults who want to uncover the big answers: what do I want to do with my life? what is my natural vocation?
The present audience is primarily adults seeking career change, but it has applicability in corporations (career development, outplacement) as well as schools.
The Oxford Program is currently way below the radar, and I`m always looking for potential partners who know marketing/PR to take T.O.P. to the next level.
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