Hi, I'm just finishing up my degree and going into web development and design (read: no money). I've had in mind a company name for a while that I researched heavily and enjoy quite a bit. It was unique and not in use.
About a month ago a new product (little known) made a ripple into the market- something similar in function to mulch or something. It has the EXACT same name, minus a space between the first word and the two letter abbreviations following. I noticed it is TM. That is incredibly frustrating since I was probably no more than three months out to trademark it.
Basically there is a difference the "mulch" is
and my company name I want to be
There is no trademark on the latter. Am I in the clear or is this too similar?
Aside from the enigmatic fact that the product has absolutely nothing to do with that name (but can relate to my field), it's incredibly frustrating.
Thanks for any help.