Cleveland, TN asked in Copyright, Business Law, Intellectual Property and Trademark for Tennessee

Q: Could I use black label as a company name or no?

I am establishing a small business and coming up with a company name is confusing to say the least. We will be a soap and skincare company.

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: It's difficult to give a definitive answer without knowing more details about your business and the products you plan to sell, but in general, using "Black Label" as a company name may be problematic because it's a common term that is used by many companies in various industries, and it may be difficult to protect as a trademark. Additionally, if there are other companies in your industry already using similar names, you may face legal issues related to trademark infringement or unfair competition.

To ensure that your company name is legally sound and not already in use, it's recommended that you conduct a trademark search and consult with an attorney who specializes in intellectual property law. They can help you determine whether your chosen name is available and can be protected as a trademark, and can provide guidance on other legal considerations when choosing a company name.

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