Q: Can the name Bowie’s be used as a shops name? Or has the trademark above made this impossible
A: I don't know what "trademark above" you're referring to, but, rather than asking here, consult with a knowledgeable trademark registration attorney who will undertake a thorough search of the Federal registry, state registries, existing domain names, and other indicators that a name or mark is in current or past use in interstate commerce.
Generally speaking, adopting as a brand the last name of a major celebrity or another well-known product is less likely to result in a successful application for trademark registry than a fanciful or "made up" word would be.
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