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by bradyb
Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Clothing Company Name
Replies: 2
Views: 5324

Hi AndyJ, Thanks for your prompt response, the information that you provided was very informative. Based on your advice i have decided to change the proposed name of my company. This came down to finding an existing company with a fair following on Facebook which could be justified as passing off. S...
by bradyb
Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Clothing Company Name
Replies: 2
Views: 5324

Clothing Company Name

Hi there,

I am a tattooist from the midlands who has been toying with idea of starting a clothing line for some time. During this period, I have created artwork and graphics which I believe will be popular with potential customers.

The problem I have encountered is finding a clothing brand name that has not already been used. By this I don’t mean established brands such as Stussy or Nike, I mean “brandsâ€￾ that have printed two or three T-shirts with their “nameâ€￾ on and have no website, only a Facebook page. (which in some cases has been redundant for 3-5 years).

My question is this;

If I choose a name for example “True Loveâ€￾ clothing that has no intellectual property rights attached to its name or logo and has no following, yet does have a Facebook page. Where do I stand legally?

My artwork is potentially very valuable, the last thing I want to do is create a clothing brand which later becomes successful and is forced to change its name, due to a third-party dispute.

Any information that you have would be gratefully received.

Thanks.