I need advice on a business name matter.
A known business is using my name(first name)to accomplish their successful business. I was born naturally with my name before the company was founded with my name. I am a Humanitarian, Lecturer, protected under the UNDHR. I need advice on how I may approach this sensitive situation. The company now has been through many mergers and are selling stock using my name.
Thanks in advance
1 Answer from Attorneys
The fact that they are using a mark that also happens to be your first name is not a legal issue. That happens all the time. I'm sure you heard of Frank's Hot Sauce or Dicks Sporting Goods.
If I am not understanding your situation and you need clarification, I suggest that you consult with a lawyer in private and discuss it in more detail. You can start by calling around to several for a free phone consultation, get some insights then pick the best fit to work with.
If you would like to discuss further over a free phone consult, feel free to contact me anytime that is convenient.
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