Q: Hi, I would like to use the word navy in my business name. Would this cause conflict with The US Navy?

Has the US Navy trademarked the word “navy” ? Is it possible to use the word ”navy“ (referencing the color) in a business name in combination with other words? It is for a design industry business and in no way related to anything military. I would hate to name my business only to have it create conflict with the military.

Thanks for your help.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Maritime Law Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: Your question awaits a response for a week. There aren't really any admiralty/maritime law issues here, and that may have overshadowed the IP attributes of your straightforward question. There's no guarantee that every question is picked up, but you might have better chances of a response if you reposted only in the Trademark category. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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