How to find to get an email address that is not ridiculous?

It is not always easy to find a simple mail, serious and available. You’ve already experienced.

There is no more irritating than to find this type of message: « This user name has already been assigned. Would you like to try another? « Do we have a choice? No ?

And finally, is it credible to choose the default names and proposed to have a gmail address the type or No of course. One can even question the nature of the chosen name. In the first example, the figure 31 represent what: your age (you do not even think of all you have your whole life 31 years), your department, your birth year (1931…holala … you don? ‘are not young)?


But then how do?

For users to identify you well, I invite you to use your first name and preferably use any letter or initials. Eg davidmartin, david martin, david.martin, dmartin, d-martin, d.martin …. and add a type extension: .perso, .home, .pro, .office …

So, your email address will look like this:


Hopefully this post can help!

The origine of logos …

Here is a nice video that traces the origin of 10 logos registred.



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A name, you distinguished

It is tempting to remember a name that is descriptive or even very evocative of your product or service. Imagine registering as a brand: VTC Paris for a VTC service on the city of Paris, TRI VERT for a selective sorting service, BUSINESS Coaching for an accompaniment service for business management …

So the customer immediately perceives your business. Moreover, if it were possible to reserve such a mark, no one could use that terminology. What a competitive advantage, right?

But the code of intellectual property limits, fortunately, this scenario.
Let us recall some general principles for assessing distinctiveness:

The legislator demanded the existence of distinctiveness of the sign in order for the mark to be validly filed. This condition is easily explained: It is imperative that no one can reserve the use of a mark that would be indispensable or at least useful to competitors.

Imagine that this rule does not exist, anyone would then be free to deposit the « Apple » mark to designate apples. So, how to promote these fruits, if it is no longer possible to designate so. The term « apple » must remain available to all in order to preserve the freedom of competition. However, it is not forbidden to appropriate this term of the common language to designate anything else: APPLE for computer products.

Distinctness is the ability of the mark to distinguish the goods or services of one undertaking from those of other undertakings. The mark must therefore enable the consumer to identify the product as coming from a particular undertaking.
The requirement of distinctiveness is provided for in Article L 711-2 of the Intellectual Property Code:

The distinctive character of a sign capable of constituting a trade mark shall be assessed with regard to the goods or services designated.

The following are devoid of any distinctive character:

(A) Signs or denominations which in the ordinary or professional language are exclusively the necessary, generic or usual designation of the product or service;

(B) Signs or names which may serve to designate a characteristic of the product or service, including the species, quality, quantity, destination, value, geographical origin, time of production of the good or service The provision of services;

(C) Signs constituted exclusively by the form imposed by the nature or function of the product, or conferring on the latter its substantial value.

The distinctive character may, except in the case provided for in subparagraph (C), be acquired by use.

The assessment of distinctiveness shall be made by considering:

  • The registered sign
  • In terms of products and services
  • Depending on the perception by the reference public. The reference consumer must not be able to establish a direct and concrete link between the signs and all or part of the goods and services: the sign must be arbitrary.

Now that you know the rule of the game, let’s see by example what it is not possible to do to get out of the lack of distinctiveness:

  • Accommodate generic terms. Ex: « Salondebeauté » for a beauty salon
  • Insert dots, dashes between words. Examples: «é »
  • Use an apostrophe between words or to replace one or more silent letters. Ex: « Lunett » for a brand of glasses
  • Modify the spelling without modifying the phonetics. Ex: « Lunet » for glasses
  • Combining elements without conferring distinctive character: Ex: Lunet’bois for wood frame glasses
  • Use an acronym and its syntax (verbalization of the acronym) devoid of any distinctive character. This follows a European decision: CJEU C90 / 11, where it was decided that a mark consisting of two elements (a distinctive acronym per se and a descriptive syntagma) which are mutually explanatory, must be refused or canceled on the Article 3 (1) (c) of Directive 2008/95 / EC. Ex: « CA Crédit Agricole ».
  • Use terms that simply denote a positive or attractive quality or function of products and services such as: ECO, MEDI, MULTI, MINI, ULTRA, PLUS, UNIVERSAL, BEST … This type of sign is more intended to constitute a promotional message, An identifier of the products and services, essential function of the brand. Combine a laudative term (definition: refers to a speech to glorify or praise the merits of someone or something) such as: SUPER, BEST, PREMIUM … to a term devoid of distinctive character will be doomed to refusal. Ex: « Best growing » for croissants that we can hope to be the best
  • The use of a combination of words, even if not grammatical, can be regarded as habitual in the advertising language and the commercial context in question. This was the case for the combination « ECOPRO », where the « PRO » element is placed after the descriptive element « ECO ». This combination was perceived by the relevant public as an indication that the designated products are intended for ‘ecological professionals’ or ‘ecologically friendly’ (Case T-145/12, judgment of 25/04/2013, Eco Pro, EU: T: 2013: 220, § 29-32).
  • Use web extensions or suffixes for top-level domains « .com », « .fr », « .net ». Ex: «» for a website, for printing products
  • The use of abbreviations in the legal form of a company (eg SA, Ltd., GmbH, etc.) can not add distinctive character to a sign.

A good name, you will choose

A product, company, website or event can not exist without a name.

You will have to find a name that:

  • will drive all your communication;
  • differentiate themselves from competition and
  • will bear a certain image.


To miss the choice of the name can be fatal to you.

Some examples of misfires: MR2 (merdeux in french or bullshit…) for an automobile brand at Toyota, KOLEOS by Renault,  PAJERO (translation from Spanish: wanker) by Mitsubishi, KINKI Nippon Tourist Company ( The Japanese company chose to change its name after discovering why so many Americans were interested in the agency’s sex tourism opportunities …). Some florileges also in terms of logos, but I may have ideas misplaced:





Some recommendations:

  • – share with your entourage the name or the logo found. An outside look may prove useful to avoid making mistakes.
  • – If your products or services are intended for export, make sure that the name you have chosen has no other meaning in another language. You can, for example, use Google Translator ( and ask it to detect the language to translate.

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It’s like an acknowledgment of receipt except it’s free, easy to implement and instant.

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  • First of all, go to (
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  • Copy and paste this QRick QRcode onto your Word document
  • Print your e-mail with this QRode QRick
  • Drag this mail to your envelope or parcel
  • Finally send it all to your recipient.

Upon receipt of your mail or parcel, your recipient is prompted to flush the QRick QRcode with his smartphone. Immediately, you (the sender) will receive an email stating that your mail or parcel has been received. The date, time and place of destination will also be communicated to you.

Nothing to pay! It’s totally free.

Not so!

I am sure that this service will also help you. If you are a merchant, merchant site or a simple user of merchant sites (leboncoin, ebay …), you can track your shipments and have a confirmation that your products are shipped and arrived.

The site contains many other possibilities:

Print the QRick QR code on your keys, your wallet, your smartphone or other precious objects …. If you lose one of these objects, you hope that another person will find it and flush the QRcode. Instantly, you will receive a message by email. You only have to correspond with your savior to recover your property.
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  • Choose your fonts, sizes and colors
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