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Isabelle Muller
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company name + product copyright
« on: May 28th, 2004, 9:51am »
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I'm starting a company called labrador clothing based in the UK which will sell t-shirts. i have just found out that there is a company in Japan called Labrador Retriever which also sells t-shirts.
Does anyone know if I will have to change the name of my company?  
I don't think the Japanese company has started selling in the UK.
Another problem is they have a adult labrador dog logo, and my logo is a labrador puppy.
 
If I go ahead and start selling t-shirts, will I get in trouble?
Do I need to copyright it?
 
Any advice regarding the matter is welcome.  Need help!!
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Re: company name + product copyright
« Reply #1 on: May 29th, 2004, 4:41am »
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Dear Isabelle Muller,
 
You or someone else is already in trouble with the same mark on this forum.
 
A trademark search is important before things get VERY bad. Who needs to start a business with law suits?
 
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