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My company is incorporated and another company in my

My company is incorporated...

My company is incorporated and another company in my province is operating under an almost identical name. What do I do to ask them to change their name?

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Alberta

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I have done nothing thus far. I wanted to seek advice before moving forward.

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I don’t think so

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I am sorry to hear this.

Are you certain you had your name first?

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Customer reply replied 5 days ago
I conducted a NUANS and incorporated 10 years ago
Customer reply replied 5 days ago
As far as I can tell this other company is fairly new

Then you can send them a letter (or if possible have a lawyer send it). The letter should state that you hold the intellectual property rights to the name and that they are breaching copyright by using the name and they are to immediately cease and desist from using the name and the letter should also threaten a lawsuit for an injunction and damages.

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