Trademark infringement

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Benh60, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. Benh60

    Benh60 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi all,

    I am after some advice on trademarking.

    I am just about to open my first store which will be selling e-cigarette products. But today I have been contacted by another local e-cigarette company with a similar name asking me to change my name.

    My company is called Cloud Vape and their's is called Cloud Vapers. My company is registered as Limited and so is theirs, although their company is also trademarked.

    I was just wondering if anybody on here would have an idea on where I might stand on this? The last thing i want is a big lawsuit, but I have already put quite a bit of money in to branding, website etc.... Would be a shame and a loss if I have to change it all .

    Thanks in advance

    Ben.
     
    Posted: Feb 9, 2018 By: Benh60 Member since: Feb 9, 2018
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  2. KAC

    KAC UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    Sorry but there is clearly opportunity for confusion and they have already put you on notice. They are local and trademarked.

    You're going to need to change your business name :(
     
    Posted: Feb 9, 2018 By: KAC Member since: May 7, 2017
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  3. Benh60

    Benh60 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi KAC,

    Thank you for your reply., Appreciated :)

    A shame that I will have to change my name, but probably a cheaper option than a lost cause in a lawsuit.

    Thanks again :)
     
    Posted: Feb 9, 2018 By: Benh60 Member since: Feb 9, 2018
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