Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Blog Formerly Known as "Know Your Options"

Given the rise in viewership on my blog and its subsequent rise in google ranking, I've apparently come under the scrutiny of the entity that trade marked the phrase "know your options". As such I've been requested to refrain from using that particular phrase from this point forward. I've got mixed feelings, but...

...C'est la vie!

Fortunately, it's not the name that makes a blog but the content. So from here on out, "Know Your Options" is now "Tyler's Trading: Reflections of an Options Trader"

12 comments:

Bill Luby said...

Do the offthemark.com people know about this comic...?

:)

Mark Wolfinger said...

Tyler,

I also publish under a "know your options" handle.

It's part of a small group that works with investment clubs.

Looking forward to TT.

Justin said...

Hey Tyler, I'll sell you the rights to my blog.....All Available Options-it's almost as catchy as yours was.

http://3percenter-mytradingblog.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

love the cartoon.

Tyler Craig said...

Hey Bill. You probably know the answer to that question. Perhaps I should do a little more homework before snapping pics.

Thanks for looking out:) It would be ironic indeed if in the midst of correcting a potential trademark infringement I got nailed on a copyright infringement...lol.

Tyler Craig said...

Yeah Mark, I remember you mentioning that awhile back. I'm in total unfamiliar territory when it comes to trade marks, but one of the things I've wondered with such a common phrase like "know your options" is what causes those that trademarked it to pick and choose who they will and won't allow use it. I've seen it used quite a few other places myself.

Since my domain is tylerstrading.blogspot.com, I figured Tyler's Trading would be a logical alternative.

Tyler Craig said...

Thanks for the offer Justin. For now we'll give Tyler's Trading a shot, but I'll keep your name in mind going forward.

Tyler Craig said...

Speaking of legal use of comics, anybody know any sites that allow the free use of any of their comics?

Justin said...

Sorry, I should have mentioned I was just joking. When I first searched for your blog by that name it brought me to an autism awareness blog-wonder if they got "served" as well?

Tyler Craig said...

Justin,

sometimes sarcasm doesn't come through when written...lol. No worries. From what I've been able to gather, the party that trade marked the phrase is within the financial service industry with business practices that involve option trading. Since my blog focuses on similar stuff it may lead to confusion for those searching the phrase. Given that autism is completely unrelated, I'm guessing either they don't have the ability to control the phrase or perhaps don't care.

Vikas said...

Hi Tyler, as they say "What's in a name"? I love your blog so keep it going - people like me won't go away from your blog so easily:-)

Cheers Viky

http://options101.wordpress.com

Tyler Craig said...

I appreciate the kind words Viky. I'll certainly keep the quality content rolling forward:)