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I have been preparing to launch a new business named "Next Wireless" for a year or so. When I was doing research in the beginning, I found no trademarks for the name "Next Wireless." However, I did a search today and found that there is a trademark for "Next Wireless," that was registered in September. The business does different operations than I will when I launch.The other company deals with refurbishing physical mobile devices. My business will be selling cellular data/voice services.My question is, if I go for a trademark, do you think my business is different enough from theirs to not be any legal trouble? I would hate to spend all the money to get a trademark to be declined.
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The businesses are different but in the same industry and could create consumer confusion. You practically should consider selecting a new name or seeing if holder of the mark will agree to change its name. Otherwise you risk a claim.Please let me know if the reply is acceptable by responding “yes” or “acceptable”
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