Can I use this name for my business?

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  1. Spock

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    I am going to use this as an example.

    I want to use the name "MightyMan" for my business - however, there is a trademark for the name "MightyMan Marketing".

    Am I allowed to use "MightyMan" for my business without infringing on their trademark, since their trademark is only for "MightyMan Marketing"?
     
  2. Mark T

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    You might compromise with them if you use that. Therefore, you should use another brand name. Creating a unique brand name for your website, with no other similar ones will make you more credible and unique to others.
     
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    You should go for a different name in my opinion.
     
  4. Spock

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    See, the thing is, I've seen two trademarks filed for 'MightyMan' in the past (even before 'MightyMan Marketing' was trademarked), but they have now been abandoned. In addition, they do not own the 'mightyman.com' domain name.

    Again, the above is just an example.
     
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    Well, if I were you (though that was an example), I would not still use the same name as the others.

    It is that people may get confuse it there are two brand/website having the same name with probably different/same products/services.
    The point is, why would use the same as your "competitor" (if they are your competitor).

    Why not use a more interesting name, more attracting name?

    What's your product anyway? If you want suggestion, you are free to ask here as well. :) Just to make sure you are going to do great with your product.
     
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    Agreeing Alexandar, it would be better to to avoid the possible complications and to go for some other name. As you never know when it takes you at risk.
    Even if you are not using the complete brand, it may create confusions for your consumers. By the way what are your products and services, we might help you in suggesting an interesting brand name.
     
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    yes sure, you can use your name,
     
  8. MariaFrolova

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    If you are allowed so what is the problem then?
     
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    If the name is already a trademark then you cannot use it.
     
  10. jo9721

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    Naming your business after yourself is relatively easy to do. Some say it adds credibility to your business. It could be your full name, first name or surname. Using all or some of your initials is also fairly common. The business may be a partnership of two or more people, which provides more possibilities.
     
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    but If the name is already a used then you cannot use it.
     
  12. phpadmin

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    use your name perfectly
     
  13. MariaFrolova

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    Maybe you should ask a lawer
     
  14. JPM

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    Have you considered they may have abandoned the application because it wasn't available?
     
  15. Spock

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    I'm not sure what it means when a trademark is stated as "abandoned". Isn't it the same as like when your domain name has expired? The trademark for the name 'MightyMan' (now shown as "abandoned") was made years BEFORE the 'MightyMan Marketing' trademark was filed.
     
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    You can check the online if anybody else using the name then don't use it.
     

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