Q: If my name is a trademarked company's name am I in trouble for making an application with my name as the author on it?
Let's say my legal name is Amazon. If I make an online store that says by Amazon, am I legally screwed?
A: I wouldn't use those words, but, yes, you'd need to not infringe. Speak with an IP attorney in your area. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal legal advice and representation.]
A: Trademark rights are different than rights arising from your business name. It also depends on priority, simply speaking, who was the first user of the name and who first used it in commerce and so on. You should seek professional IP lawyer to discuss further.
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