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1) Trademark - Can a Trademark also be used as an LLC name?

1) Trademark - Can a Trademark...
1) Trademark
- Can a Trademark also be used as an LLC name?
- Or is it best to have different names?

3) Trademark and/or Service Mark?
- For an online site, which offers services, and also sells an actual Product…is this considered both a Trademark and a Service Mark?
- What's the benefit of Service Mark vs. Trademark?
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You can trademark a name or a logo. So, yes, a trademark can be used as a company name (e.g., Hershey and Hershey bar). It does not matter if you use a different name for your company or product, except that if you want to protect both names, you would have to trademark both names.

For an on line site offering both product and services, you would have to get a trademark for the product and a service mark for the services. The name can be the same but the categories in which you trademark the names would be different.

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