Q: Do I need to change my business name?
I registered my business in DE named “Goddess Financial”, after a trademark search I realized there is a company in Australia named “Financial Goddess”. (Registered their trademark in USA). We offer different services but both obviously in the financial industry. Do I have to change my business name? Or am I good since we offer different services?
I would recommend that you change your name to avoid future disputes. The standard for trademark infringement is a likelihood of confusion. Sounds like that is a possibility. Now, if you were using the trademark before the date of first use of the registered mark, you may want to seek cancelation of the trademark.
You can schedule a consultation with more or learn more about cancelations on my website: https://www.ahajiamos.com.
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