Miami, FL asked in Business Law, Copyright and Intellectual Property for New York

Q: is it legal to use "corvette" in a new business dba?

It would be used for a printing company name, not an automobile name. My assumption is it can't be copyrighted or reserved as a general word since it is a type of ship of war in common parlance. Thank you,


1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Your question remains open under the Business Law/Formation categories. At this point, you could try reposting and adding the following categories - Trademarks, Copyrights, Intellectual Property. "Copyright" is in the main menu. You'll see "Trademarks" and "Intellectual Property" when you click "Show More Categories." There's no guarantee all posts are ultimately picked up, but attorneys in those areas would have the best insight into this and you could have better chances of a response there. Good luck

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