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What is the name of your Company please and how long have you been trading?
We have been trading for over a year
The two company names are completely different so I am not sure why this issue has been brought up
And do you both provide hosting?
I assume you offer services to the UK only?
We both like many other companies do, provide hosting. We both offer global coverage.
Are you Limited at all?
in 2 days I will be limited yes
The test is correct - would a customer be confused.
But you are aiming at different markets
You are UK based, they are (I assume) US based
Are they a big US hosting co?
Yes to which?
yes to me being uk and them US
The good news is that they can't sue you in the USA they would have to do this in the UK
I can hardly see a conflict given the different geographic areas
If they sued you in the UK as they are based abroad it would cost them around £5000 to even get it started
They also need to show that they have suffered a loss and lost customers
Would you be able to write me a response?
Sadly we are a question and answer site, we can not be instructed.
I would really like to but it is against site rules
Just write back and make the points I have raised
Do you have a skype account? Do you think they have a case?
Again its site rules I can't speak to you
I think because you have been trading for over a year and different geographic areas, they have a very weak case.
Does this help?
We both server globally
Yes but your customers are most likely to be in the UK and theirs USA
I have customers in both UK and USA
Yes. But again you have been trading for a year
Again there is the jurisdiction issue for any legal proceedings
Very costly for them
I am only 17, and own a company making around 90k£ profit a year
Ok - they can't sue you anyway then! As you are under 18
Can I clarify anything for you?
So i am rather young and inexperienced when it comes to all this
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