Business name problem

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by chevyguy$$, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. chevyguy$$

    chevyguy$$ LawnSite Member
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    Im in ohio i wanted my name to be chuck's lawn care or chuck's landscaping i think both of these are taken im not sure yet cause my lawyer have not looked yet but i did i think im not goin to be able to use them do you guy have any opinions on this thanks.... OTHER NAMES OR ANYTHING
     
  2. JFGauvreau

    JFGauvreau LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Chuck's outdoor services? I dunno. try using your last name, maybe you will get more chance with that.
     
  3. JBlawn

    JBlawn LawnSite Member
    from ohio
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  4. chevyguy$$

    chevyguy$$ LawnSite Member
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    thanks i google chuck's lawn care in found them in fremont ohio u try they have a big company chuck's landscaping to but when i checked the business filling like you said they are found why is that????
     
  5. TheLawnRangerLLC

    TheLawnRangerLLC LawnSite Member
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    I had the same problem when I registered my business name. I looked high and low on the net for anyone in ohio who was using the name. I eventually found out that it was already registered. I got around that by adding the city from which I am based out of. The Lawn Ranger Of Cincinnati, LLC. So, you could always try Chuck's Lawncare and Landscape Of ________,LLC or what ever you choose... inc, s-corp etc.
     
  6. JBlawn

    JBlawn LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 196

    it probably means they have not filed there name. i would download the forms you need to file and send it in, it cost like 50 if there is any problems they will let you know. that way you can always make them change there name since you legally own the name (in a sence)
     
  7. TheLawnRangerLLC

    TheLawnRangerLLC LawnSite Member
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    I looked up the name Chuck's Landscaping on the Ohio Business filings page, and it had one registered name which is Chuck Fleck Landscaping. It says it will expire in February of this year, however, there is nothing you can do to have that name until it is for sure out of commision, or unless you do something to the fact of Chucks Lawn care or chucks landscaping of (what ever your city/town). Keep an eye on it and let us know what happens.

    oops... after I posted this I had to edit it... I looked and there is also a chucks lawn care registered. So my best suggestion would be, if you want to keep it chucks ______, then you will have to add your city like I did.
     
  8. chevyguy$$

    chevyguy$$ LawnSite Member
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    thanks you guys are the best.... We will see how this works out
     
  9. TheLawnRangerLLC

    TheLawnRangerLLC LawnSite Member
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    No prob, I just know that when I was filing my business name I went through the same things. You can call yourself Chuck's Lawn care of (_______) and you can still advertise as Chuck's Lawn Care. I was told this by my lawyer but any legal documents must have your full business name.

    Good luck with everything.
     
  10. helidriver

    helidriver LawnSite Member
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    "chuck's property maintenance and lawn care services." I think its available.
     

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