This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more hereX

Home > Discussion Forum

Discussion Forum

gibby1 gibby1 is offline
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Carrickfergus
Posts: 83
Business Name PC Repair


Im looking for a bit of advice. I am opening a Mobile PC Repair business and would like to call it "PC Doctor". Looking through there are 35 other places with the same name. The closest one is about 11 mile away but the same telephone area code.

1. Is there any legal restrictions with me using this?

2. Is there any way that I can make it so that only I can use it? (I think that the other business is a small time business.


Reply With Quote
mattley23 mattley23 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Shropshire
Posts: 560
I would find out if the name has been registered by visiting companies house. If it has then tough luck im afraid.
But to be honest if there is another company close to you called PC Doctor then I really wouldn't be wanting to call my business that!!??!?!
Reply With Quote
BenZine BenZine is offline
Starting Out
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 10
Hi Chris,

Take a look at It explains the whole topic of business names much better than I can. You can also check whether the name you intend to use is registered as a trademark by searching the Patent Office database.

Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:20 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Copyright Shell LiveWIRE 2005-2009