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Help! My Business Name Is Already In Existence In Another Country, What Do I Do? by Lordpeckxy(m): 12:12am On Apr 27, 2020
Hello Nairalanders...
Am creating an E-commerce web application of which I was to launch at the suppose end of this lockdown. The problem is that the business and domain name I desperately want to use, is already in existence in another country(taiwan to be specific).
Am at a fix here, I don't know what to do, should I go ahead with the name or what?
Its a little daunting as that is what I have envisioned my business to be.
Is there anyway around it?
Your suggestions and Enlightment is most appreciated.
Re: Help! My Business Name Is Already In Existence In Another Country, What Do I Do? by Lordpeckxy(m): 12:14am On Apr 27, 2020
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Re: Help! My Business Name Is Already In Existence In Another Country, What Do I Do? by monimekaz(m): 12:15am On Apr 27, 2020
Simply choose another name... What of your brand later become a worldwide brand,?

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Re: Help! My Business Name Is Already In Existence In Another Country, What Do I Do? by Eberechi24(f): 4:09am On Apr 27, 2020
Adding a word or two to the name can differentiate it from it's rival??
Re: Help! My Business Name Is Already In Existence In Another Country, What Do I Do? by Lordpeckxy(m): 8:18am On Apr 27, 2020
monimekaz:
Simply choose another name... What of your brand later become a worldwide brand,?
I suppose its going to be, because, am already planning to open branches in abuja, port harcourt and owerri next year november.!
But its really disheartening.!!!
Re: Help! My Business Name Is Already In Existence In Another Country, What Do I Do? by Lordpeckxy(m): 8:20am On Apr 27, 2020
Eberechi24:

Adding a word or two to the name can differentiate it from it's rival??
I suppose so. Instances please......
Re: Help! My Business Name Is Already In Existence In Another Country, What Do I Do? by Eberechi24(f): 10:22am On Apr 27, 2020
Lordpeckxy:

I suppose so.
Instances please......
I don't really know what that domain means to you or what it represents. I suggest "Tawians." Adding 'S' to the keyword.
Re: Help! My Business Name Is Already In Existence In Another Country, What Do I Do? by Lordpeckxy(m): 2:08pm On Apr 27, 2020
Eberechi24:

I don't really know what that domain means to you or what it represents. I suggest "Tawians." Adding 'S' to the keyword.
Oooo-k, I get it what I mean the Business/Domain Name already exist in Taiwan, not Taiwan as the business name.....
.
Ok lets sai u wanna use something like WalMart and its already taken, what name would u suggest?
Re: Help! My Business Name Is Already In Existence In Another Country, What Do I Do? by monimekaz(m): 4:48pm On Apr 27, 2020
Lordpeckxy:

Oooo-k, I get it what I mean the Business/Domain Name already exist in Taiwan, not Taiwan as the business name.....
.
Ok lets sai u wanna use something like WalMart and its already taken, what name would u suggest?
Then use MartHub instead of WalMart

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Re: Help! My Business Name Is Already In Existence In Another Country, What Do I Do? by tonyawo: 5:01pm On Apr 27, 2020
Lordpeckxy:
Hello Nairalanders...
Am creating an E-commerce web application of which I was to launch at the suppose end of this lockdown. The problem is that the business and domain name I desperately want to use, is already in existence in another country(taiwan to be specific).
Am at a fix here, I don't know what to do, should I go ahead with the name or what?
Its a little daunting as that is what I have envisioned my business to be.
Is there anyway around it?
Your suggestions and Enlightment is most appreciated.

Firstly, you need to know that the law establishing business in Taiwan and Nigeria differs which simply means you can REGISTER your business name here in Nigeria so far the business name is not registered as trademark in other part of the world.

Secondly, you can not register same domain name when creating your website URL..NEVER! Will advice you add 'ng' to your domain name to differentiate yours e.g. www.(your domain name)ng.com OR at best you change your domain name.

I hope this helps?

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Re: Help! My Business Name Is Already In Existence In Another Country, What Do I Do? by BetBuilder365: 6:21pm On Apr 27, 2020
tonyawo:


Firstly, you need to know that the law establishing business in Taiwan and Nigeria differs which simply means you can REGISTER your business name here in Nigeria so far the business name is not registered as trademark in other part of the world.

Secondly, you can not register same domain name when creating your website URL..NEVER! Will advice you add 'ng' to your domain name to differentiate yours e.g. www.(your domain name)ng.com OR at best you change your domain name.

I hope this helps?

Wanted to say this
There's No solution than this one. Case closed

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Re: Help! My Business Name Is Already In Existence In Another Country, What Do I Do? by Lordpeckxy(m): 8:33pm On Apr 27, 2020
tonyawo:


Firstly, you need to know that the law establishing business in Taiwan and Nigeria differs which simply means you can REGISTER your business name here in Nigeria so far the business name is not registered as trademark in other part of the world.

Secondly, you can not register same domain name when creating your website URL..NEVER! Will advice you add 'ng' to your domain name to differentiate yours e.g. www.(your domain name)ng.com OR at best you change your domain name.

I hope this helps?
I see your point, thanks for the enlightment.!
Re: Help! My Business Name Is Already In Existence In Another Country, What Do I Do? by Lordpeckxy(m): 8:35pm On Apr 27, 2020
BetBuilder365:

Wanted to say this There's No solution than this one. Case closed
Thanks...
Re: Help! My Business Name Is Already In Existence In Another Country, What Do I Do? by Lordpeckxy(m): 8:36pm On Apr 27, 2020
monimekaz:
Then use MartHub instead of WalMart
I appreciate your contribution, you have been most helpful.!!
Re: Help! My Business Name Is Already In Existence In Another Country, What Do I Do? by Hennyola(m): 8:44pm On Apr 27, 2020
Tranxo
Ideaspro

OP needs your professional advice

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Re: Help! My Business Name Is Already In Existence In Another Country, What Do I Do? by tranxo(m): 8:56pm On Apr 27, 2020
Hennyola:
Tranxo

OP needs your professional advice
@Lordpeckxy

Most businesses tend to secure their likely domain names months/years even before the business takes off.

I know you must have burned time and energy, structuring your business around the business name, but I strongly suggest you go back to the drawing board to brainstorm on a new name that will also fit into your company's goals, vision, mission, and ideas.

Some have suggested adding the letter "s" or a word to the name you originally intended to use. Others have suggested adding "ng." All good suggestions BUT, if you have any slight feeling that this business will have an international footprint in future (near/distant), stick with .com and stay away from ng. For this same reason (international presence), I suggest you go for an entirely new business name, with matching domain name.

But if you do not intend to have presence (online or offline) outside Nigeria, you can retain the exact business name and domain name (as long as you are not infringing on any trademark right), but go with the .ng extension, or like someone else said, add "ng" to the domain name.

Good luck

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Re: Help! My Business Name Is Already In Existence In Another Country, What Do I Do? by Zubbykan007(m): 8:21am On Apr 28, 2020
Lordpeckxy:
Hello Nairalanders...
Am creating an E-commerce web application of which I was to launch at the suppose end of this lockdown. The problem is that the business and domain name I desperately want to use, is already in existence in another country(taiwan to be specific).
Am at a fix here, I don't know what to do, should I go ahead with the name or what?
Its a little daunting as that is what I have envisioned my business to be.
Is there anyway around it?
Your suggestions and Enlightment is most appreciated.
why didn't you register the name in time, what where you waiting for?
Re: Help! My Business Name Is Already In Existence In Another Country, What Do I Do? by Lordpeckxy(m): 9:27am On Apr 28, 2020
Zubbykan007:
why didn't you register the name in time, what where you waiting for?
Its a Businesss Idea I coined out early this year, the Business Name is something that has been existing in another country since 2018.
Re: Help! My Business Name Is Already In Existence In Another Country, What Do I Do? by Lordpeckxy(m): 9:34am On Apr 28, 2020
tranxo:

@Lordpeckxy

Most businesses tend to secure their likely domain names months/years even before the business takes off.

I know you must have burned time and energy, structuring your business around the business name, but I strongly suggest you go back to the drawing board to brainstorm on a new name that will also fit into your company's goals, vision, mission, and ideas.

Some have suggested adding the letter "s" or a word to the name you originally intended to use. Others have suggested adding "ng." All good suggestions BUT, if you have any slight feeling that this business will have an international footprint in future (near/distant), stick with .com and stay away from ng. For this same reason (international presence), I suggest you go for an entirely new business name, with matching domain name.

But if you do not intend to have presence (online or offline) outside Nigeria, you can retain the exact business name and domain name (as long as you are not infringing on any trademark right), but go with the .ng extension, or like someone else said, add "ng" to the domain name.

Good luck



I will give your suggestion a close consideration, as you have said, I will go back to the drawing board, and rebrand the title.
###respects

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Re: Help! My Business Name Is Already In Existence In Another Country, What Do I Do? by softset: 11:47am On Apr 28, 2020
Why worry about a name, I honestly do not think that is so important as a startup.

Provide service/product that everyone would love and obviously want.

You will be shocked at how people will embrace the new name.

Who would have imagined Konga or Jumia will be a household name.

There are more important things in building a business than a name.

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Re: Help! My Business Name Is Already In Existence In Another Country, What Do I Do? by pmoye(m): 12:04pm On Apr 28, 2020
You should envision your business if or when it becomes a big deal, or even a global phenomenon. Do you suppose having a business name and domain name that conflicts with another Taiwanese business is to your advantage? Let me help you, the answer is a resounding No. You need to pick a new name. In case of others who might be reading the thread and may have similar situation in the future, it is always good to design a truly unique business name from the scratch. Even then, from person experience I will advise you have at least two backup names, each of them with the same level of thoroughness in the design.
Re: Help! My Business Name Is Already In Existence In Another Country, What Do I Do? by Lordpeckxy(m): 8:21pm On Apr 28, 2020
softset:
Why worry about a name, I honestly do not think that is so important as a startup.
Provide service/product that everyone would love and obviously want.
You will be shocked at how people will embrace the new name.
Who would have imagined Konga or Jumia will be a household name.
There are more important things in building a business than a name.
Just saying, The business name is just as important as the business itself.

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Re: Help! My Business Name Is Already In Existence In Another Country, What Do I Do? by Lordpeckxy(m): 8:26pm On Apr 28, 2020
pmoye:
Even then, from person experience I will advise you have at least two backup names, each of them with the same level of thoroughness in the design.
I don't understand having 2 names, Why is that?
Re: Help! My Business Name Is Already In Existence In Another Country, What Do I Do? by Zubbykan007(m): 1:20am On Apr 29, 2020
Lordpeckxy:

Its a Businesss Idea I coined out early this year, the Business Name is something that has been existing in another country since 2018.
then you shouldn't be complaining, just find another name and register. ... meanwhile I can help you with name suggestions for free
Re: Help! My Business Name Is Already In Existence In Another Country, What Do I Do? by Lordpeckxy(m): 8:38am On Apr 29, 2020
Zubbykan007:
then you shouldn't be complaining, just find another name and register. ... meanwhile I can help you with name suggestions for free
Alryt...
Am all ears.!
Re: Help! My Business Name Is Already In Existence In Another Country, What Do I Do? by tranxo(m): 9:50am On Apr 29, 2020
Lordpeckxy:

Just saying, The business name is just as important as the business itself.
True
Re: Help! My Business Name Is Already In Existence In Another Country, What Do I Do? by tranxo(m): 9:57am On Apr 29, 2020
Lordpeckxy:

I don't understand having 2 names, Why is that?
Depends on the reach of your expectations, it may not be necessary.

But for someone that has Table.com, it may be wise to also get TheTable.com and Tables.com

It helps prevent competitors from using something close to your name, and cause you to lose clients
Re: Help! My Business Name Is Already In Existence In Another Country, What Do I Do? by Tolu121: 9:57am On Apr 29, 2020
BetBuilder365:


Wanted to say this
There's No solution than this one. Case closed
bet man
Re: Help! My Business Name Is Already In Existence In Another Country, What Do I Do? by Zubbykan007(m): 12:37pm On Apr 29, 2020
Lordpeckxy:

Alryt...
Am all ears.!
what is the name of domain you wanted to register?
Re: Help! My Business Name Is Already In Existence In Another Country, What Do I Do? by Nobody: 1:22pm On Apr 29, 2020
add S to the name u want to use or change d name entirely to avoid future problem.

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