We're based in Canada and are in the process of naming our new business for registration in Canada. We're going to be developing mobile apps.
However, we've run into some issues. The name we decided on is not registered in Canada, but we think someone in the US may have recently registered it in the US. However, we haven't been able to find a way to figure out for sure. We're now wondering whether or not it's a good idea for us to use this name, since we'll evidently be selling to people in the US.
If it turns out that someone in the US has already registered this name for their company, is it likely that we could end up with a law suit over our US sales? Has anyone experienced issues similar to this?
We're trying to decide whether it's an issue worth consulting a lawyer over or not, so any input would be appreciated.