Can I use an LLC name even though the same LLC name is already established in a different state?

Asked on September 22, 2014 under Business Law, Michigan

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

You can register under that name if the other business is registered in a different state. You might not be able to sell products under that name, however, if the other business name is a trademark, the business sells at all into your market or vice versa (including by internet), and you and they have similar products--because in that case, there may be a trademark violation.


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