We are a fairly new company (about 1 year old) who does lawn and landscape work. There is another local company with a similar name who only does trees. We knew about the similar name thing when we registered our company but as we are lawn, landscape, and irrigation, we did not think there would be a conflict. Perhaps in hindsight we should have picked a different name, but it is too late to argue that. It was recently brought to our attention that the owner of the other company is a registered sex offender. At this point we said WTF, but again, the companies are different in what they do and we didn't think anyone would get us confused....... Until today when one of our best customers calls us and tells us that the owner of the other company stopped by their house to ask if they were satisfied with us BECAUSE he is about to start doing lawn and landscape work and wanted them as a customer. While i'm angry about the attempted customer poaching, I'm more worried about people confusing our companies...which can occur on multiple levels, but the most troublesome level to me is that anyone can search the texas sex offender database and there is a definite possibility they will confuse our company with one owned by a sex offender. We are in a very family oriented suburb where soccer moms take things like that VERY seriously. What the heck should I do?