I'm starting up a soap business, and i've thought of the perfect name. It's indicative of my ancestry, as well as my community, and i love the sound of it. So like a smart little business woman, i googled it to make sure another soap co. of the same name doesn't exist. And one doesn't, but there's one that's close to it. I don't want to give out either name here, so i'll make up parodies, so you can get an idea of how close the names are.
Celtic Soap Makers
Celtic Green Soap Makers
(The only word that's really used from the above is "soap")
So if you were Celtic Soap Makers and you found Celtic Green Soap Makers, should you expect to go to court once they find you? Oh, yeah, and Celtic Green Soap Makers is based about two hours away from you.
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He says to check with the state (Sec. of State probably) to see if the trade name has been registered at all. Although, just because it's not registered, doesn't mean they don't have grounds to sue.
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There also might be possible that a different order of words makes it more okay.
Meanwhile, make sure to take a look at their logo to avoid overlapping that!
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