RALMAO !!!...maybe his favorite tree is the "E"lm.
The names are way too different for Sax Fifth Ave to sue. I would have told them to be my guest. Worse that could happen would be the court orders you to change the name, but I doubt that would have happened.My friend had a business called 'Fat Sacks'. He sold sports gear. Sax Fifth Ave. sent him a letter telling him to change the name under threat of being sued.
I hope you have a large bank account. The court would likely order you to pay all costs, including attorney's fees for both sides.The names are way too different for Sax Fifth Ave to sue. I would have told them to be my guest. Worse that could happen would be the court orders you to change the name, but I doubt that would have happened.
While I certainly do admire your confidence, I'm quite sure it would be a humbling experience for you if this were ever put to the test.Unless Sak's has Fat Sacks or something real similar registered as one of their trade or product names, how can any reasonable person mistake the name Fat Sacks for Sak's Fifth Ave?
In Hawaii we have a business registration division run by the state. You submit a name you want to use, they run checks to see if anyone has a similar name or one that it might be confused with. If not, they issued you a certificate good for 10 years [renewable]. FWIW, we have Akamai Pest Control, Akamai Painting, Akamai Tree Service, Akamai this and Akamai that. [akamai means smart or intelligent in Hawaiian] We also have Oahu Tree Service and Oahu Crane Service. All these companies are owned by different people.
So yes, if they threatened to sue me in Hawaii, I would tell them go for it. They would not win any award if I had my name registered with the state.
yup, the 2008 winter olympics are here and near, the IOC went through last year and sued the ass off anyone with the word olympic or any logo that even remotely resembled the olympic rings. Seems everyone turtled, yay olympics.Remember when the International Olympic Association sued everyone who had "olympic" in their name?