Flower Mound, TX asked in Business Law for Texas

Q: What do I do if an individual takes my business name?

The business name has been trademarked, incorporated, and has assumed name in Denton county. What are my options as the business owner? Is there laws to protect my business identity?

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Douglas J. Shumway
Douglas J. Shumway
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Licensed in Texas

A: A local attorney would require a bit of additional information, but generally you will have rights against anyone who utilizes protected intellectual property such as you business' name. I would highly recommend that you obtain a free consultation from a local lawyer who deals in intellectual property and assertion of rights. There are obligations that you do not want to avoid in cases like these. This answer is provided by Douglas J. Shumway, Esq. who is licensed to practice law in Utah. The information contained herein is not meant to be legal advice and cannot be taken as such. This communication also does not form an attorney/client relationship. Mr. Shumway is a partner at Shumway Van & Hansen, a law firm with offices in Salt Lake City, UT, San Antonio, TX, and Las Vegas, NV.

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