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02-05-2001, 04:30 PM
I was wondering if anyone has tips on registering the company name with the state?
I registered mine last year. The cost was $15. They do a search to make sure that no one already has that name.
02-05-2001, 04:48 PM
When we filed for a dba 5 yrs ago at the county clerks office. They had a ledger and you could check to see if your company's name was already in use or not.
Hope this helps.
02-05-2001, 06:14 PM
I had to pay $15 to register my name, plus $60 to run a little ad in the paper for 3-weeks.
02-05-2001, 07:09 PM
In WI they check the whole state when you register - I had to change my name because a co 50 miles away was too similar. But the benefit is, nobody can get a name very similar to mine.
Could prevent people from riding your coattails.
Trademarking your name is considerably more expensive, but gives you more protection. I haven't done this. You'll be writing a 4-fig check for that.
02-05-2001, 08:50 PM
Ten bucks here, we're in the city limits, paid to the city. No state regulations yet.
02-05-2001, 09:56 PM
<p><b>Sole Proprietorship</b>, and <b>General Partnership</b>; an Assumed Name Certificate must be filed with the county clerk.<p><b>Limited Partnership</b>,<b> Registered Limited Liability Partnership</b>, <b>Corporation</b>, and <b>Limited Liability Company</b> must be registered with the Secretary of State.
02-06-2001, 12:03 AM
I always thought to trademark your name was a hundred bucks, must have been mistaken for copyrighting.
02-06-2001, 12:16 AM
Here is a list of prices for the process towards getting a name trademarked (Prices will vary depending on who you go through, the government fees stay the same)
Knock-out Search: $200 processing fee
Comprehensive Search: $700 processing fee
Application: $500 processing fee; $325 government fee
Amendment to Allege Use/Statement of Use: $200 processing fee; $100 government fee
Extension of Time to File Statement of Use: $100 processing fee; $150 government fee
Reporting Publication/Processing Certificate of Registration: $250 processing fee
Reporting and Responding to Office Actions are billed at an hourly rate of $250 per hour.
(The above fees are for one class of goods or services, for additional classes, refer back to document)
02-07-2001, 09:43 AM
Here, its $5 per town (169 towns) or if you want statewide protection you must register as a LLC its 250 fro the search and 250 to register as LLC.
02-09-2001, 06:40 PM
In PA you can do it yourself too. Can get the forms off the net. Costs $75 to register Fictious Name state wide if you do it yourself. Costs you $300 to have a lawyer do it.
No wonder people hate lawyers.
02-10-2001, 12:27 PM
Georgetown county, SC tells me that only partnerships and corps can register name.
Sole props can DBA
When I inquire about filing a DBA certificate, NOBODY knows what the he** I'm talking about
The scary part is that nobody will tell me that I dont need to file, because they dont know what the he** I'm talking about!
I've moved on. It's my guess that nobody knows for a reason.
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