I did not anticipate this. Perhaps naively. Probably naively.
When I wrote crunch time, I had reason to doubt whether Yoga Quota as an idea, a concept a charity could work.
Now I've grafted. I've proven that it is a useful concept. People are benefiting from yoga who would not have got to try it. Teachers are signing up to do their own quota across the country....
But someone else has nabbed the idea.
When I saw 'the yoga quota' at first I thought, damn they've taken the name. At least I've trademarked it.
Then reading their website, they've also nabbed the whole concept!!! Even the 50 students = community class.... they've taken it. And worse! Their classes are not even for people in actual need, but pitched for 'busy professionals'. Come on! (yes, I was a busy professional myself and did need yoga, but the concept is for free classes for disadvantaged groups who would in no way ever be able to do it otherwise.)
Should I even be pissed off? The idea is to spread yoga. This copy cat spreads yoga. Why couldn't they just join the movement here though???
I'm imagining the charities commission (who are considering our case to be a charity) looking at their website by mistake instead of this one and getting the wrong WRONG impression!!!! Ah!!
Why didn't I buy out all similar domain names?
Have I been too preoccupied doing 'the new job' or thinking about 'the bump' (I'm expecting)?
Should I just send a quick stern 'cease and desist' letter from the lawyers?
Should I just let it go?
Does a trademark even work in this sort of case?
Thoughts! Advice! Please let me know........
For now I'm going to do what works best for me, a bit of yoga. Then when I come back I hope upon all hopes someone has written on facebook or here some advice. :(