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Company name trademarks

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by MrBeastsOnToast, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. MrBeastsOnToast

    MrBeastsOnToast Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    hey guys,

    im starting a company, primarily in web design at the moment until im comfortable enough with SEO to offer it to clients in future. ive been doing freelance web design for while and thought id step it up a gear. i have Found what i think is a awesome name for my company with all TLD EMD's avaialbe.but there may be a problem and wondered if any of you guys had some advice...

    the name im after (for example) is:
    blue square media

    however there is another company in malaysia that has the name (again for example):
    blue square

    these guys are mainly in IT infrastructure but do a little seo and ORM too.

    im just wondering if im getting into dangerous territory here? my company will be mainly trading in the uk - but preparation and forethought are the names of the game for me. the name im after is avaialable according the uk companies house (the governing body for uk business registration)

    any input on this - obv not going to hold anyone to their answers - just interested in opinions.

    Thanks BHW you rock :sgrin:
     
  2. darkfury

    darkfury Regular Member

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    check companies house mate, there already is a blue square media limited incorporated in 2007
     
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  4. MrBeastsOnToast

    MrBeastsOnToast Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    blue square is just an example its not blue square im after mate.
    the one i want is just a simliar style. i.e [colour] [object] media
     
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    ahh, in that event just make sure the other companies with the same name arent UK or USA based