What if someone registers a company with a name similar to mine?

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Written by Jan Buza

Co-founder of Trama

If you own a trademark, a similarly-named company might not be a problem, but what might be concerning is if that company were to launch a product or service in both your country and industry and label it with a mark similar to your trademark. That could confuse your customers and would, therefore, constitute trademark infringement.

If this happens, as a trademark owner, you should be able to protect your rights. However, you might want to consider going a step further and preventing this situation from happening. You can send the newly incorporated business a notice, alerting them to the existence of your trademark.

You can learn about someone registering a company with a similar name by signing up for a trademark monitoring solution that also covers business registers.

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