I received an email this morning from a company who have trademarked the term "Soft Surfboards" and they have asked that I remove it from the main site where it is used to describe products other than theirs.
It seems strange to me that you are actually able to trademark a name that describes something and can stop other people using it.
I confess to know nothing about trademarking and look forward to hearing about it.
ps. I am currently in the process of trademarking the terms 'surfing', 'surfboards' and 'fibreglass surfboards'.