I started my biz 11 yrs ago (as sole prop., first mistake) built a good honest rep. which is not easy in the remodeling biz since we are all crooks and theifs. About 2yrs ago I got a call from HomeDepot to say my check had bounce, that's when I found that someone else had started a biz by the same name. How the state let him use my company name that I had for 9 yrs. I'll never know. Since then I have recieved calls from his customers with complaints, a boat he bought with a rubber check, IRS saying there is a lien on his biz and so on. My lawyer tells me I'm screwed because he Inced the name and I'm still sole prop. I have been waiting for him to go out of buisness but like a bad rash he keeps coming back. I'm not in the position to buy his company nor do I want to buy his problems. I want to have my new van lettered but not sure if I should change my name or keep it? any advise?