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Ash, Solicitor
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I am in the process of setting up an online shop and

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hello, I am in the process of setting up an online shop and have came across another business with the similar name, i was wondering if you could tell me if it was going to cause an issue before i go any further in
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.
Is it the same industry sector please?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
How far from you? Are they national?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We are both uk based
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
But distance compared to you?
What is their name?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
60 miles away they are in London and we are in glostershire,
There name is thehouseofclouds
Ours is Houseofcloudz
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
What do you both sell?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
E cigarettes and liquid
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Did you get my last message ?
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Sorry yes. Do the other ones have a physical presence or just online?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Both I belive
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
It's bad news I am afraid. The test is would a customer be confused between you and them. Given the close prolixity is distance and the same industry sector, the answer to that is likely to be yes.
This means you could be passing off. So I would use a different name.
I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty the honest.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.

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