Can I use the word
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Can I use the word
I have a car/auto detailing business and wish to use the word
Asked on December 13, 2018 under Business Law, Hawaii
SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 3 years ago | Contributor
As long as the ad or marketing is not deceptive, you may use it. So as long as you do not imply any certification or guaranty beyond what you are in fact providing, you could do this. The key is to not deceive customers or potential customers. "Certified" has no inherent legal meaning: it gets it's meaning from context--who is certifying as to what.
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