Hi Alex. When you say public - does that mean ALL our discussions will be open for general viewing?
OK - So I guess I may have to be a bit cryptic. I am trading as my Legal registered UK incorporated business name. I have searched the online IPO site and cannot see that the name has any trade marks against it, but the company is one that went into administration many years ago. The assets of which were purchased by another company from the administrators along any IPO and goodwill. Since I formed the company last year, have the incorporation certificate and wish to start trading as that name - but have been threatened with a world of legal pain if I do. Is this right?
In other words - If I only stick to the actual registered name, no abbreviations at any time - could I still be in hot water?
Not that I am aware or can find any record of - they operate under a different name
And I assume if they did operate under that full title in some small way - I could not have registered it at companies house?
Or at the very least there would be a current registered trade mark against the full name that ends in limited
I have even added a note on our website to say that this is a NEW company and not in anyway affiliated or connected to any other companies that may have used the same or similar titles...
OK - So if I make it quite clear on our website, to remove any potential confusion I should be OK? And no - the other company does not publicly market itself as trading using this name, or trade as this name, if you order parts or services from this company the receipt or invoice has a different name on it.
What is the choose to change this in the future?
So I can protect myself from removing all confusion on our publicly facing marketing / pr and literature? It is all about removing the confusion and we are all good?
Thank you Alex
With pleasure - this is not a case of trying to ride on the back of their success - willingly remove all doubt publicly