Sat 15 Feb, 2014 03:16 pm
I opened a sole trader business & before naming it I checked companies house & gov.uk for trademarks etc. the business name includes my first & middle names.
Yesturday someone emailed me saying I'm trading under their patented trademark. I looked in to it & My business name is similar but not exactly the same & we are in different parts of the country. They claimed to have a trademark but when I checked it clearly states the trademark as dead?
Where do I stand?
Let them know where you stand regarding their claims, be sure to register your name and get ready to hire lawyer.