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Q: If someone has a trademark on words. Make It Right in Canada. I have US I company named MIR Contracting can I use it as


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A: You're asking for a registrability opinion (whether you can register your own trademark rights in the U.S.). Much of the answer depends on the DuPont factors that try to answer the question of whether your mark is likely to cause confusion with another registered mark. The simple answer for the Canadian mark is that it would not affect your U.S. rights. But, other U.S. registrations may pose problems for you. Speak to a trademark lawyer first, before investing time and money creating a business name, brand, and slogan that may infringe on another's rights. It's a wise investment!

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