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Can someone from Canada use the same name and concept as my

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Can someone from Canada use the same name and concept as my non profit origination in New York City?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Business Law
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Expert:  Dimitry K., Esq. replied 2 years ago.

Thank you for your question. Please permit me to assist you with your concerns.

Generally your idea is protected only within the US. Unless you copyright your idea in Canada, and trademark your non-profit there as well, it can be used by someone else. Now, if you are an international entity it would make sense to pursue protection in Canada or other nations, but unless you pursue such protection, your rights end at the border.


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