If I want to register a trade name that I have been using for a while and find that someone else has already registered that name, can I get that registration revoked?
If the earlier registration has been abandoned, you can petition for revocation as outlined above. If both parties are using the name, the key question will be which party made first and continuous use of the name. If you believe you are the first to use the name, you can file a petition to revoke the registration on the basis of prior ownership. The procedure for doing so is outlined in separate instructions and you can obtain the Petition for Revocation of a Trade Name form from the Department’s Office of Administrative Hearings .