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    We have a question from a client:  
     
    I have received a letter in the mail stating I need to close my business or change my business name as they say that they own that name and I must stop using it. Is there anything I can do?

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    The only way someone can own a name is by owning a Trademark on the name. You can do a Trademark search to see it is has been Trademarked. If that name has been Trademarked then you would need to change it. Please note if you are not doing the same kind of business as the one that is Trademarked you can keep using the name.

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