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YouTube Channel Name Question

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by random011, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. random011

    random011 Junior Member

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    I've had my name for a few months now but I just realized something . I will put it in the shortest possible way :

    Can a local store or a website which has the same name as my channel ( created before me ) but doesn't have a twitter page or a youtube channel ( the website has a twitter page that isnt verified and hasn't been active in years ) , can they report my channel , twitter and facebook page for impersonation ?
     
  2. Divination

    Divination Power Member

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    No.
     
  3. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    That's a trademark issue. If your channel is local and you use the same name, in the same market niche, then yes they can sue you.

    But if you just use their name but you're in a completely different niche, they can probably not do anything about it unless they own a national trademark.
     
  4. Divination

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    In many country you're allowed to use trademarked names if it's a different niche.