Someone Trying To Use My Company Name

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by grass disaster, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,583

    Some one in my home town threw a marketing scheme using my name "grassmaster"..oh i was not too happy !!

    i think i got it all straightened out i call him and asked if he was licensed threw the state. he was like well.... not exactly, but i'm going to be.

    i was like oh man this is not funny.

    lets just say he is coming by later to pick up all of his signs from around town.

    he was offering $25 a week with a 2 acre maximum

    i called my cpa and they couldn't believe it they were like" oh, that's a big no no"
     
  2. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,648

    I came across a 16 year old "professional landscaper" in the same city as I was headquartered using my companies name. Needless to say when I was done with his mommy he had decided to cease and desist. Turns out he saw my name, liked it, and figured it would be OK.

    Ohhh kids!
     
  3. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,583

    well this guy was a no kid, he said he was working for a company now but was going to try it on his own
     
  4. FrankLandscaping

    FrankLandscaping LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 11

    Grassmaster,

    your name is as generic as the keys to my mower.

    Frank
     
  5. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,583

    i call mine grass master lawn service, llc

    he calls his grassmaster lawn services

    seems to be pretty damn close if you ask me!!
     
  6. FrankLandscaping

    FrankLandscaping LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 11

    I get it. It doesnt suprise me at all that another lawn service in your area has "grass masters" for a name. That name is generic and boring now. I'm sure his other choices for his company name included "Cutting Edge" and "A Cut Above." blah

    Frank
     
  7. old dog

    old dog LawnSite Member
    Posts: 213

    The LLC after your name will be what helps protect you.That means you are a
    corporation registered with your state.Good you did that!
     
  8. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 927

    I have seen at least 3 other "grassmasters"
     
  9. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,487

    Don't you have to have your name trademarked to be fully protected? I'm not sure if just registering with the state is enough. I ran my biz name through my state data base and found several others with the name.
     
  10. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,583

    in my state ?
    IN MY TOWN?
     

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