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Old 07-09-2018, 05:40 AM   #1
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Default My logo v. Verizon's logo

Can I keep using the logo for my business that looks a lot like the Verizon logo?

I have been using it for 17 yrs, long before Verizon used it--I think.

They can't make me change it now can they?
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:19 AM   #2
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Default Re: My logo v. Verizon's logo

It is good to get a trademark registration for your logo so that no one can use it for their business. Further, if you have no trademark registration someone else can use that logo and can take a trademark registration on it and you can no longer use it as your trademark. It is good to consult a lawyer experienced in trademark and copy rights to deal with the situation.
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Old 07-10-2018, 05:12 AM   #3
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Default Re: My logo v. Verizon's logo

They can't interfere with your use if you were using it first.
And that is true even if the logos are very similar.
You have common law protections even if you do not have it formally registered.
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