How To Conduct An Effective Business Name Search

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Check The Availability of A Business Name

How do I conduct a name search? | MyCorporation

Find out the steps you’ll need to take to conduct a business name search.

Creating a business name is always an interesting step in the founding of your company.

Sometimes, it is as simple a last name followed by a product. John Jones? Sell plastic? Jones Plastics. Done…More at http://mycorporation.com

How to Search & Choose Your Business Entity Name in all 50 States – Incfile

Naming your business is one of the hardest parts of launching an LLC. After all, it’s your public identity and will hopefully stay with you for countless years.

It also requires that you get creative as you brainstorm what will appeal to your customers, be memorable enough to stand out…More at http://incfile.com

How to Protect Your Business Name in the US and Worldwide | The U.S. Small Business Administration | SBA.gov

However, a trade name doesn’t provide any protection outside your state’s jurisdiction.

To ensure your name can’t be claimed nationwide (and to add an additional layer of protection) you should trademark it.

For this, you have two options: state trademarks or federal trademarks…More at http://sba.gov

Entity Name Check – Check if Your Business Name is Available | LegalZoom

Entity Name Check An Entity Name Check can determine if your desired business name is available for you to reserve or if the name is already in use.

Our free entity name check service will find out if your requested business name is available, but until a business name is officially approved and filed with the state

(i.e., with a business formation or a name reservation), the name can still be secured by another party…More at http://legalzoom.com

How Can I Find Out Whether a Business Name Is Already Taken? Find answers from Entrepreneur.com experts.

How Can I Find Out Whether a Business Name Is Already Taken? | Entrepreneur.com

There are a few places that you’ll want to look to see if anyone else is using the same company name.

First, if you are filing “Beauty Room” as a DBA — short for “doing business as,” a term that indicates an informal business name that’s not your legal business name —

you will want to check with your local county clerk’s office.

Or, if you want that to be the name of your corporation or limited liability company, you will need to check with your state’s Secretary of State, which approves business entity filings…More at http://entrepreneur.com

Starting Your Business: Business Name Availability – FindLaw

However, you still need to verify the availability of the business name you’ve chosen.

After all, you don’t want to build a business under one name, only to have another business come in and force you to stop using it. …More at http://smallbusiness.findlaw.com