Ok so i have a company which ive got the URL for, sarted the facebook page and instaram for. I am just getting it up and running, but i have had all these elements for a good 8 months now. I have been busy designing the logo and website ready for proper launch. It is to be a wedding photography and videography company.
However another business has just started in October of this year and it has the same name except the added the word 'and' in there. The are not photographers though they are a design agency, mainly graphics and branding etc. They seem to offer some minor photography work but only seemingly for things that help create the brands they make. They are based in my target location area as well, which is quite bizarre.
So I am quite confused about this as lookign into it shows that it should be ok...... but i still feel paranoid that somewhere down the line there will be conflict, despite the fact that i was here first. (but i wasnt effectively trading as that name just yet)
Upon more research i find that:
- neither of us are LTD companies but rather sole traders
- neither of us have registered the trademark (wether the inclusion of the 'and' in the name makes a huge different i do not know...)
So the first thing i did was to apply for the trademark! i have paid for this process to happen and i am wating on the verdict.
So shold it be granted, is this going to be ok? were not in the same sector, i dont beleive and i see no indication that we will ever be.