Is Similar Sounding Name Copyright Infringement?

Posted by Michael Shimokaji | Sep 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

QUESTION: If I want to change the Letter ???Y??? to the letter ???M??? in a business name is that copyright infrIngement? for example: ???Yahoo??? to ???Mahoo???

ANSWER: No, but similar sounding names may be trademark infringement.

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Michael’s expertise includes the strategic development of patent and trademark portfolios. He identifies those patents and trademarks that are valuable to his clients by providing them with a competitive advantage. Then, Michael obtains patent and trademark registrations in the US and abroad.


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