How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Alex J. Your Own Question
Alex J.
Alex J., Solicitor
Category: Law
Satisfied Customers: 3666
Experience:  Solicitors 2 years plus PQE
13113900
Type Your Law Question Here...
Alex J. is online now

I have a competitor not too far from me using my business name

Customer Question

I have a competitor not too far from me using my business name on his website. Mine website is www.fineartwedddings.co.uk and he has registered www.fineartweddings.biz and also www.fineartweddings.co after 5 months of my website being launched. Any advice?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Alex J. replied 3 years ago.
Hi,

Thank you for your question and welcome.

My name is AJ and I will assist you.

If you can prove that this individual is taking advantage of your goodwill and trading history you may have a claim for "passing off". Passing Off occurs where one party rides on the back of the goodwill and reputation of another party in order to take an unfair commercial advantage. The claim for this would potentially be damages or lost sales or damage to reputation.

If this individual will not listen I would recommend that you go to local solicitor and ask them to write a cease desist letter. A letter from a solicitor will have far more gravitas and show that you are serious about your complaint.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards

AJ

Related Law Questions