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Indie Name Patents?

So I was wondering what happens when the (physical/internet/convention/etc.) store closes down - specifically, what happens to its name? For example, In The Starlight was one such indie brand as well as a few others that changed names or closed down. Do these people have patents on these names? What if other people want to use these names?

Also, I'm pretty new to the chaos surrounding One Day in Paradise, but I tried reading up on it. I know they closed their storefront, but their online shop is still up? If One Day in Paradise is gone, can't someone else take that name? I don't know exactly for what purpose, but you never know if you bump into two brand names that sell different things and are from different companies/people. I could bump into someone that has an etsy store for handmade lolita accessories with the same name, but I might assume it may be from same people. That's why I like to know if these indie brands and distributors that close down usually have a patent on their names.
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