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I have a registered LLC in the state of Ohio...the business

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I have a registered LLC in the state of Ohio...the business name is XXXXX XXXXX and I am wondering if I should trademark it as another very similar named company(swapped the 2 words of my co. name) has popped up locally. I am considering expanding and don't want anymore competition if at all possible. Will a trademark allow me to send a cease and ? letter to this competition or will the trademark only "cover" word for word the company name. Need some more protection on my business that I have had for over 8 years now and thought the state registry would be!
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  Dwayne B. replied 5 years ago.
A trademark covers a name that could be confused with your name, but usually it has to be word for word or very close. You would need to trademark it but I'd suggest you hire a trademark lawyer rather than doing it yourself. The main reason is that trademarks aren't "blanket", you have to register in specific categories and choosing those categories is very important but can also be expensive. For pricing you could contact and see what it costs.

Once you get it trademarked you can send a cease and desist letter.

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