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Legal to Use Unregistered Business Name on Social Media?

Discussion in 'Commercial Law Forum' started by Ted Sherwood, 14 July 2016.

  1. Ted Sherwood

    Ted Sherwood Well-Known Member

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    Is it legal for a company to use a variant of its company name - an acronym, abbreviation, etc - on social media without registering that name as a business name?
     
  2. Tim W

    Tim W Lawyer

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    What makes you think it is not?
     
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  3. Ted Sherwood

    Ted Sherwood Well-Known Member

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    Because in order to do business under a name other than your legal name you are required to register a business name.
     
  4. Tim W

    Tim W Lawyer

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    I think you'll find that abbreviations, acronyms and derivative terms
    (even if not separately registered, let alone not separately trademarked)
    are not usually a problem.

    What's the back story to your question?

    Also, just to be clear: You may not quote, rely, or refer to anything I say on here, in your own blog.
     
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  5. Serge Gorval

    Serge Gorval Well-Known Member

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    If you are incorporated then you must display your company name or registered business name in all public correspondence inc social media.
     
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