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#451041 11/13/12 09:38 AM
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White Sands Dive Shop is in no way affiliated with White Sands Pro Divers Academy.
Unfortunate they have chosen a name so similar to ours. I think the difference will be obvious to anyone who knows us. However be aware of the possible confusion.
Our Web Sites are:
http://www.whitesandsdiveshop.com/
http://scubalessonsbelize.com/
On facebook we are https://www.facebook.com/pages/White-Sands-Dive-Shop/94350248602?ref=hl
Our Daily News Blog is http://scubalessonsbelize.blogspot.com/
http://e-learntodive.blogspot.com/


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WHY do businesses do that?! With so many great, memorable, unique names available, why risk confusion and even legal action by giving it a name similar to another?

Even if the new business gets some extra traction initially by association with an older business, over the long run it's no way to build a successful company.

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Agreed Lan however they can work off the good work done by the original business to get started and will for sure cause confusion when people are booking with White Sands.

Gaz

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Their website is written in such a way that it sounds like it's affiliated with yourself.

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Elbert, is your name registered in Belize? If so you can get them to change their name.

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We'll keep everyone we know and do business with informed, Elbert.

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Thats not good, especially if they do not run a good biz; trickle down and you could inherit their billing, credit, etc issues. Seen that happen before with two biz of similir names.
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Do we know who is running the new one?

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Sad, they need to create their own business and not sponge off me.
a group of 4 employee's broke off about the middle of October and started up their own dive business back in the DFC. I wished them luck but didn't expect the imitations and attitudes. It will only hurt their efforts.


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I am very sorry to hear this Elbert, it happened to one of my friends there a few years ago. They under cut him as they paid no Tax's.

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