Can Two Businesses Have the Same Name?

4 minute read

So you’ve started a business, and can’t wait to use the amazing business name you’ve always dreamed about. But before you do, you’re worried about making sure you have a unique business name, as well as if it’s possible for two companies to share the same one. And if it is allowed, is it a good idea to have the same company name as another business?

Before you go through the process of trademarking a name or changing it completely, let’s take a closer look at the ins and outs of business naming, including what it means to have the same name as another business, and how you can address this possible business conflict. We’ll also look at the trademark protection process so you can claim the name you want, and ensure it legally belongs to your business only.