When I search for a name, a lot of results showing registrations for the same name
come up. Does that mean I cannot register that name?
Not necessarily. If you plan to use the name for goods and/or services that are distinct
from the other registrations, you may still be able to get your name registered. Under U.S.
trademark law, trademarks are separated into classes that indicate what types of goods
and/or services those trademarks are being used with. Therefore, if you apply for the same
name as a prior registration, but plan to use it in an entirely unrelated field of goods and/or
services, registration may still be possible. However, please note that applying for an already
registered name always presents greater risks than applying for a name that isn't taken.
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