Legal Name

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The name of an incorporated entity that appears on its incorporation document. This may or may not be the name under which the entity actually operates in its marketing and communications – many entities use one or more assumed names rather than their legal names.

It is important to note that an entity’s name and its trademarks may or may not be the same or related, and that having a legal name does not, by itself, mean that the entity has any trademark rights in the name.

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