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im starting a non profit catering business in spokane washington

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im starting a non...
im starting a non profit catering business in spokane washington there is a restaurant called manna i want to call my business manna catering/personal chef can i do this
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If they are already using the name in commerce, I am afraid they can stop you from using that same name, as you would be infringing on their name and playing on the good will of their name. Thus they can sue you to prevent the use of the name and you should not do so.


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Not what I wanted to hear but helpful thank you for your time
Business Lawyer: Law Educator, Esq., Attorney replied 6 years ago
Sorry, but the trademark laws protect these business names. lease do not forget to click accept to release your deposit if you have not done so already.
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