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If you didn't have a problem with the company owning the trademark on your name while you were a part of it, don't come crying when you part ways with the company and the company keeps using your name as their brand. At this point, it's not just your name. It's a brand. A brand that belongs to the company. The lesson here is simple. Don't assume that you can safely sign whatever paperwork was necessary for the company to trademark your name and then simply take it away from them using the "that's my name" argument.

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