Here’s the easy way to pick a new name for your bank or credit union…and run into some serious trademark problems while you’re at it.
All you have to do is pick something from
Column A and pair it with Column B.
- First Choice Credit Union
- NewView Bank
You can also switch it up and pick something
from Column B first.
- Service Secure Credit Union
- Horizon First Bank
You can even pick just one word from either
column and just go with that!
- Sun Bank
- Advantage Credit Union
Throw in a few terms of your own (how about
“Green?”), and you can easily yield a name list
with a thousand names. “Green Horizon.”
Reality Check: Just because there isn’t already a financial institution in your area — even your entire state — bearing a name you like, doesn’t mean you can use it, nor does it prevent a trademark lawsuit.
Bottom Line: Pick a name using words like these and you run the very real risk of getting sued and having to start over. Someone, somewhere is using something similar.
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