We know they have a history of occasional interactions with the Melnorme and the Utwig, certainly the Burvixese, and perhaps they had a few business partners in the neighboring sector -- who were presumably exterminated by the Kohr-Ah -- like the Gg. Yet I think interspecies trade is merely a complimentary part of corporate affairs, and the Crimson Corporation can sustain itself through material exchange between it's own departments.
I wouldn't call acquiring a trademark through legitimate means "stealing", especially when StarDock created their own IP under that banner, while Paul and Fred weren't deprived of using the IP they own. I also don't believe in a creator-centric standard of authenticity but that's my subjective judgment.
I'm working on an improved version of this picture though. Frankly the Tywom screen turned out to be much better and easier to animate.