We have been running a company called XXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX since November 2002 and in 2005 we also started XXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX XXX. We have just been approached by a company that has registered XXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX as a trade mark in June 2012, they are telling us that we must stop using the name! Do we have a good case to fight these people over this?
They are a company called XXXX XXX XXX XXX and it looks like they have registered XXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX as a trade mark in June 2012. It looks like they have just put XXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX under their logo on their website.
We have continuously traded as XXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX since 2002 although we didn't register the name as a trade mark, we didn't really see the need. I guess we were wrong!
We have also owned the web address's xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xx.xx and xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx continuously since 2002
We feel like they are just trying to steal and trade on our good name.
We sell toys and costumes and XXX XXXXsell similar.
What can we do?