I have a video website, server and domain bought 3 months 1 week ago, website actually started 1 month 1 week ago. Domain name plain and simple, easy to remember, bought with a yearly fee, nothing similar exists. Domain name appears in all pages' title.
Around a week ago, started coming up with odd websites in google searches: my website has 0 pagerank (not enough traffic, no advertising yet and no backlinks, a maximum of 10,000 pageloads a day, this week's average 3000 pageviews a day - because of the time of year? ) other websites with higher pagerank (heck, it's not that hard to beat a 0 pagerank-1 month old website) have started using my name in their content titles! like name, sometimes including .com!
I wish not to reveal my website address for ethical purposes, so for now i shall call it foofoo.com
So my pages are: foofoo.com - best free video sharing site: free full hd episodes, free flash games etc... Lame Video title man runs on the street with no shoes video - foofoo.com Count Sheeps till you go to sleep flash game - foofoo.com
google searches for foofoo.com point directly to my website BUT google searches for foofoo point to some pages like: notfoo.com/foofoo-com-stolen-title-and-vid-for-views with title like foofoo.com vid title here bla bla
searching google for "foofoo" 2 weeks ago would place me 10th, and going up. searching for it now places me somewhere on 30th-35th and going down! all places before me are taken by titles containing my name, domain, title, content title etc and I don't know what to do about it! All my pages have a copyright notice at the bottom of the page and i have a terms and conditions on my website.
I did not register a trademark, but searched for it and no one has registered a trademark containing my domain name. I do not know what to do... can someone please advise? I am currently reading about legal stuff, trademark and such, but just started today so it will be tough. Also, I cannot afford any payed advise, such as a lawyer... that's mainly the reason for which I haven't yet payed for a registered trademark.Does anyone have an idea on what could be the cost of registering a trademark?
Please help me solve this issue... Thanks in advance to all of you going to answer and help me!