Thank you everybody, so much! I looked into it, and I see a lot of you were right. I have decided to trademark it all. I'm not far away from $335.00, and I checked out the US Tradmark offices for fees and everything. I will not make just the TM
mark, but will pay the full $335.00 when I have the money to do so. I've already come up with a clever name, livery, aircraft, hubs, routes, route maps, while I've got a website designer as well who has created a website.
Even Killjoy was right on a few points...but worded it horribly IMO...I just don't get his statement:
"Anyway, you want to do *what* with a virtual airline? Are you on crack
I want to create and run a virtual airline. The reason I want to put a tradmark is because recently the Virtual Airline Jetstar International was overwhelmed by unwanted emails that were supposed to go to the real airline for stuff like promotions and stuff like that, and thus their site crashed. The owners of JetStar International are now sueing the real airline, made by Qantas. I don't think that would've been possible without the copyright. So no...I'm not on crack. I just want to think safe.
I do admit that you are right. Why would anyone pay to join a Virtual Airline? Well, you're question is right, but I don't see what that has anything to do with me. To join my virtual airline is for free.
Now I'm pretty sure someone is going to ask "Why are you going to do this just for a virtual airline?"
The answer: As unbelieveable, or unrealistic you may think it is...I plan for my virtual airline to one day become a real airline flying the skies in the real world, and not just flight simulators. I'm going to devote my whole career into this big project. I will be taking buisness management classes later on in high school. I'm going to make this a real airline, and I feel that nothing will stop me.
I want to make sure my ideas stay my ideas. I want to someday see my virtual airline take off from San Francisco as a real airline, and not just a virtual reality. That is why I'm also trying to make my Virtual Airline as realistic as possible, rather than having every imaginable aircraft type, and have hubs in every single major airport.
As a last word, I just want to say a great big thank you to everybody who has helped me out. You'll soon find yourselves on my RR
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