I recently received this message on my blog contact email:
Dear Diana, I wanted to inform you that Wild Horse Freedom Federation has a registered trademark with the U.S. Patent Office of “Wild Horse Wednesday.” I see that you have used these words on a couple of your blog posts on thesedaysofmine.com
We are asking that you please immediately remove the words “Wild Horse Wednesday” in all places on your blog and cease to use them in the future. Thank you.
Debbie Coffey, V.P.
Wild Horse Freedom Federation****
****Please note: this is NOT the organization who cares for “my” wild horses of the Outer Banks.
Now….if you “Google” the phrase shown in red above, among the top seven returns are links to two of my blog posts with that title. And I must admit that I consider that an honor. (I’ve since tweaked those titles to be “Wilde Horsey Wednesday”).
And when I did a little research on trademarks, most of the information is related to commerce. My blog isn’t about selling anything: I’ve never made a penny from this blog, and it has never been my intention to do so. But I don’t want to step on any
hooves toes, especially those of folks who love and care for horses.
So Marshall helped me with a suggestion: when you see posts here in the future titled “Untamed Equine Hump-day”, you will know the reason.
~These Days Of Mine~