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Back in April 2008, a man began his attempt to trademark SEO, his name was Jason Gambert. Today I learned, Gambert’s claim to register a trademark on the term “SEO” was formally blocked. It may come to a surprise to you that this trademark application was blocked only because of the help from a few individuals in the SEO industry.
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from ViperChill 1682 Days ago #
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This is huge.


If Rhea isn't on everyone's radar already she certainly is going to be now. Great stuff Rhea. Consider this a personal thank you from me. Also, if you're accepting donations for the legal costs incurred then please email me: hq AT viperchill.com



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from NickWilsdon 1682 Days ago #
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Well done Rhea - that's a real achievement. We *all* owe you for carrying this through to the end. Thanks.




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from Michelle 1682 Days ago #
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You're amazing Rhea - so few bother to fight against anything if it won't directly benefit them and you saw something that could potentially impact an entire industry, and took up the battle.

If only we could clone that spirit and heart :-)  #gingersrule



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from nickfb76 1682 Days ago #
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Thanks Rhea! You Rock!



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from Rhea 1682 Days ago #
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Thanks guys! It was a crazy two years. Glad it's over. :)



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from Jill 1682 Days ago #
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Wow. I can't believe you did all that Rhea and never asked for additional help or donations! That's a lot of time and money which I'm sure you didn't have just laying around.

You definitely rock!



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from ArnieK 1682 Days ago #
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Yes, and for those of you who have not seen the Tweets... This is How to Send @Rhea $100 to Help Her Repay the $17K in Legal Fees She Spent to Keep 'SEO' Trademark Free

Thanks to Brent Payne for setting this up.



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from Wingnut 1681 Days ago #
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Rhea, you rock! We (seo's) all owe you.



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from corbett 1681 Days ago #
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Wow, what a battle. Seems crazy that SEO almost became a trademark. Thanks, Rhea!



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from searchengineman 1681 Days ago #
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Why not register the trademark to Rhea! Including a Creative Commons License, so the rest of us can still use it. So Douchebags like Jason Gambert can't do this all over again again!

Searchengineman



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