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Same name different state?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by MOWEMJEFF, May 12, 2007.


    MOWEMJEFF LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 278

    I'm about to register my business but the name I want to use is trademarked in a different state. Am I still allowed to use the name or do I have to make a few changes in the name? I can't say the name but it's a perfect fit and catchy, any help???
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    I am thinking the fact nobody will touch this one is a heavy clue. :rolleyes:

    MOWEMJEFF LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 278

    Maybe no one is as business savy as they are mowing savy...I'm gonna shoot one of my old teachers an email but I'm thinking of changing it slighty to Greater Portland **** ****** instead of **** ****** I'll post the true name this week once the rain comes and I'll have some time to do maintnence and office work and make it official!!!!
  4. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
    Posts: 1,209

    yes you can trademark any name in your state that is not currently taken.

    MOWEMJEFF LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 278

    It's finally official. I'm now the Greater Portland Lawn Barber. These last few days of rain finally gave me a chance to take the time and do it. I'm waiting for my insurance company to call back with the final price and I'll be registered and insured hopefully by the end of the day. Now I just need to save money for next spring when the government legally robs me.

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