Some of you have been asking what’s going on with my website, Supplement-Geek.com. Previously I had sent a message to those getting my newsletter explaining the situation and what I have been dealing with but in case you didn’t see that, I wanted to post this so people understand the legal problems I’ve been having with Supplement-Geek.com.
What’s Happening With Supplement-Geek.com?
Here are the basics. I registered my website, Supplement-Geek.com, and have been using it to provide supplement reviews and information. Years later, someone else registered a website called SupplementsGeeks.com.
Unfortunately, I did not trademark my website name. However other person did.
Now, the other person is saying I am violating his trademark.
Even though I was using the name Supplement Geek first, because he holds a trademark, this individual has been effective at getting internet service providers to remove my site from the web.
As I write these words, Supplement-Geek.com is still down.
Update: The Supplement-Geek.com is back up for now.
What Are You Doing About This?
I had to hire an attorney. My lawyer is talking to his. I’m trying to negotiate so I can get back to my calling in life: helping people understand supplements.
But, at this point, I don’t know where I stand.
To say this is frustrating is an understatement.
Previously, I set up a GoFundMe page because I’ve already spent thousands of dollars in legal fees and I don’t know where all this is going. Please contribute to it if you can.
Who Is SupplementsGeeks?
I don’t know. The name of the person at Supplements Geeks is unknown to me. I have not seen his/her name show up on any official documents or emails. The only thing I’m aware of is a PO Box in Michigan. Not knowing who I’m dealing adds to the frustration of all this.
How You Can Help?
There are several ways you can help:
- Say a prayer this ordeal ends in a manner that is agreeable to all
- Tell your friends. Post this on social media and ask them to do the same
- Contribute to my GoFundMe page. Even $1 will help more than you know
- If you have a website, consider writing a blog post about this
Stay tuned. I will try to keep everyone updated as new developments occur.