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Old 02-05-2001, 03:30 PM
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I was wondering if anyone has tips on registering the company name with the state?
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Old 02-05-2001, 03:34 PM
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I registered mine last year. The cost was $15. They do a search to make sure that no one already has that name.
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Old 02-05-2001, 03:48 PM
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$25

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.
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Old 02-05-2001, 05:14 PM
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I had to pay $15 to register my name, plus $60 to run a little ad in the paper for 3-weeks.

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Old 02-05-2001, 06:09 PM
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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.
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Old 02-05-2001, 07:50 PM
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Ten bucks here, we're in the city limits, paid to the city. No state regulations yet.

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Old 02-05-2001, 08:56 PM
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In Texas:
<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.



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Old 02-05-2001, 11:03 PM
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I always thought to trademark your name was a hundred bucks, must have been mistaken for copyrighting.

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Old 02-05-2001, 11:16 PM
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Trademark Systems

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)
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Old 02-07-2001, 08:43 AM
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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.
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